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Glaucoma Screening by Primary Care Providers

Purpose:

To guide the primary care provider with screening for glaucoma in the general population.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

H40

Description:

Since glaucoma is common and a leading cause of blindness, primary care providers should screen their patients for glaucoma when risk factors are present. This can help identify patients who should be referred to an ophthalmologist for evaluation.

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