Clinical examination of the Optic Nerve

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Examining the ONH is a key skill of ophthalmologists, optometrists and other eye care professionals.

Glaucoma prevalence studies have identified that up to half of all glaucoma patients are not aware that they have this disease. Furthermore a significant proportion of these ‘missed’ patients have seen an eye care professional previously. Why is the diagnosis of glaucoma missed? Here you will learn about the Optic Nerve Head clinical examination. This may produce the only information to alert the clinician about a sight threatening diagnosis.

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