Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 12

Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG) - A Probationers Perspective

Bhardwaj Kumar Gaurav*, Mondal Animesh, Aggarwal Surbhi and Karmakar Sourav

Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Amity University, Haryana, India

*Corresponding Author: Bhardwaj Kumar Gaurav, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Amity University, Haryana, India.

Received: October 15, 2022; Published: November 23, 2022


Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG) is a common type of glaucoma in which the intraocular pressure (IOP) remains normal despite glaucomatous alterations in the optic nerve, optic disc, and visual field loss, and in which age and ethnicity are important factors in diagnosis. The search was conducted using a variety of online database platforms, with recent authentic articles being considered. The goal of this study is to outline every possible aspect of NTG, including pathophysiology, risk factors that contribute to illness progression, research techniques, and differential diagnosis that aids in early detection and treatment. Systemic vascular anomalies that reach the microvascular level at the location where the optic nerve departs for the visual centers in the brain are the most common cause and contributing factors. Because there are various non-glaucomatous neuropathies that can mimic NTG, a physical examination of the optic disc and its morphology is important in order to rule out NTG in terms of clinical inquiry. Treatment and management, such as preventive IOP lowering therapy, visual field testing, and diurnal variation modulation, can halt disease progression in NTG even at an early stage.

Keywords: Normal Tension Glaucoma; Intraocular Pressure; Primary Open Angle Glaucoma; Optic Disc


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Citation: Bhardwaj Kumar Gaurav., et al. “Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG) - A Probationers Perspective".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.12 (2022): 25-30.


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