Priorities for Glaucoma research

At a workshop held on 19 April 2013 attended by patients and eye health professionals the following top 10 priorities for glaucoma research were identified:


  1. What are the most effective treatments for glaucoma and how can treatments be improved?
  2. How can loss of vision be restored for people with glaucoma?
  3. How can glaucoma be stopped from progressing?
  4. What can be done to improve early diagnosis of sight-threatening glaucoma?
  5. What causes glaucoma?
  6. What is the most effective way of monitoring the progression of glaucoma?
  7. How can glaucoma patients with a higher risk to progress rapidly be detected?
  8. Why is glaucoma more aggressive in people of certain ethnic groups, such as those of West African origin?
  9. How can glaucoma be prevented?
  10. Is there a link between treatment adherence and glaucoma progression and how can adherence be improved?