EyeWiki:Featured article/January 15, 2022
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Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy characterized by elevated intraocular pressure leading to visual field loss. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally. Visual impairment experienced by glaucoma patients can result in challenges with activities of daily living (ADLs), increased morbidity, and consequent negative impacts on mental health. While disease progression is targeted with medicine and surgery, irreversible vision related disabilities can be addressed through low-vision services (LVS). This article presents information on how to recognize and respond to glaucoma patients with low-vision needs.