Table 1 Management decisions and guidelines
1. Normal and dischargedPatient does not have any signs of glaucoma and should be discharged.
2. Glaucoma suspect or OHT requiring reviewPatients who do not require treatment but who would need to be monitored because of possible abnormal or borderline characteristics such as high IOP (with low to moderate risk of developing glaucoma according to OHTS criteria19), or suspicious optic disc, or suspicious visual field loss.
3. Glaucoma suspect or OHT requiring treatmentPatients with clinical findings that resemble early glaucoma (see above) or patients with no evidence of glaucoma but high IOP and high risk of developing glaucoma according to OHTS criteria.19
4. GlaucomaPatients with evidence of disc or visual field glaucomatous damage.
5. Glaucoma requiring urgent referralAs above with either very severe optic disc damage or very severe visual field loss or very high IOP (40 mm Hg or higher).
  • IOP, intraocular pressure; OHT, ocular hypertension; OHTS, Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study.