Glaucoma

David A. Wilkie, Anne J. Gemensky-Metzler, Mary Utter, Dennis E. Brooks

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Abstract

Glaucoma is a diverse group of ocular conditions that results in the loss of retinal ganglion cells, degeneration of the optic nerve, and a loss of vision. This is most commonly a disorder of aqueous humor outflow resulting in an elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). It can occur as a congenital, primary, or secondary disorder, and secondary glaucoma is most common in the horse. In this chapter, the anatomy, physiology, etiologies, clinical signs, pathogenesis, and medical and surgical therapy of equine glaucoma are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEquine Ophthalmology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
Publisherwiley
Pages453-468
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781119047919
ISBN (Print)9781119047742
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 2016

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Keywords

  • Aqueous humor
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Outflow
  • Primary glaucoma
  • Secondary glaucoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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Wilkie, D. A., Gemensky-Metzler, A. J., Utter, M., & Brooks, D. E. (2016). Glaucoma. In Equine Ophthalmology: Third Edition (pp. 453-468). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119047919.ch10