Co-management of patients with glaucoma

Optom Clin. 1994;4(2):81-100.


Glaucoma is a condition that challenges even the most experienced clinicians. Diagnosis may be straightforward and relatively simple, or difficult and trying. Management options include medication, laser, and surgery, alone or in combination. The care of patients with this chronic condition can be successfully delivered by a thoughtfully created glaucoma cooperative management team that includes providers who can address the various stages of glaucoma therapy based on the needs of the patient. Communication among team members is a key to success. Described in this paper is a potential model for the development and implementation of a successful glaucoma co-management team.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Glaucoma / diagnosis
  • Glaucoma / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Optometry*
  • Patient Care Team*