Glaucoma Suspect: Diagnosis and Management

Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). Jan-Feb 2016;5(1):32-7. doi: 10.1097/APO.0000000000000173.


Glaucoma suspect is a diagnosis reserved for individuals who do not definitively have glaucoma at the present time but have characteristics suggesting that they are at high risk of developing the disease in the future based on a variety of factors. This review provides a practical approach to individuals classified as glaucoma suspects caused by one or more of the following risk factors or indicators of disease: ocular hypertension, optic nerve features suggestive of glaucoma, visual field abnormalities, and other characteristics placing them at greater risk than the average population. In addition to diagnostic considerations, this overview provides information on therapeutic approaches to the glaucoma suspect.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis*
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure / physiology
  • Ocular Hypertension / diagnosis*
  • Ocular Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Optic Nerve
  • Risk Factors
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology
  • Visual Fields / physiology