Glaucoma Mimickers: Differentiating Glaucomatous from Non-Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathies

Richard J. Madonna, MA, OD, FAAO
Professor, SUNY College of Optometry

There are several conditions that have optic nerve structural and/or functional changes that mimic those of chronic glaucoma. These conditions may threaten vision or life and must be differentiated from glaucoma so appropriate treatment may be provided, or in the case of those that are benign, aggressive treatment can be avoided. This course presents the most prevalent conditions that mimic glaucoma and illustrates both the glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous features of the conditions so an accurate diagnosis can be made.