Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in glaucoma
Acta Ophthalmologica, 08/08/2012
Gherghel D – The status of autonomic nervous system (ANS) is an important determinant of the systemic hemodynamic parameters implicated in glaucoma pathogenesis. Nevertheless, assessing the ANS function is not a practice in glaucoma diagnosis and management. Consequently, there is a lack of alternative therapies tailored to address associated systemic risk factors for POAG on a case and chronological wise basis; this approach could possibly be more effective in preventing the progression and visual loss in selected glaucoma cases.