1. Tools help clinicians identify glaucoma progression

    The essential elements of monitoring progression include an optic nerve head evaluation at every patient visit as well as photography of the optic nerve and, if available, imaging every 6 to 12 months.

    The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT, Heidelberg Engineering) is a good choice for assessing the topography of the optic nerve, and recently upgraded software has greater sensitivity and specificity that should result in a better grasp of the degree of progression.

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