Practical clinical guide for ophthalmologists to implement the quality of intraocular pressure (QoIOP) control concept in Asian patients with glaucoma
A large and increasing number of patients is currently living with glaucoma across Asia, particularly in South-Central and East Asia. It is more important than ever that glaucoma is identified early to ensure patients can receive adequate treatment to reduce the burden of disease. However, glaucoma detection rates remain low, due to a lack of early diagnosis strategies. Asia has several challenges to providing effective glaucoma management, including the approach of focusing on quantity based IOP measurements and IOP reduction alone. This approach, however, must change so that patients are provided with a holistic approach to glaucoma and IOP management.
The QoIOP control concept highlights the need to evaluate key factors, including the rate of response to treatment, the long-term control of the patient’s IOP, as well as visual field stability, the role and impact of 24-hour fluctuations, and the importance of ensuring patients adhere to their prescribed treatments.
This document includes a comprehensive overview of the considerations for ophthalmologists to implement the QoIOP control concept in Asian patients with glaucoma.
A one-page reference incorporates practical tips to implement the QoIOP control concept in glaucoma