Author emphasizes the importance of preventive examinations and the use of imaging techniques in the diagnosis of glaucoma disease on example of two case reports.
The case of the first patient is described in detail. Patient´s main complaints were misinterpreted (primary symptomps were misdiagnosed as allergologically and neurologically related).
Therefore, he was diagnosed with low-tension glaucoma only at an advanced stage of glaucoma, when there has already been significant loss of nerve fibers as well as visual field defects.
Conservative treatment (with antiglaucomatic drops) was initiated, followed by laser therapy due to insufficient local treatment.
The second case report describes a case of neglected prevention. The patient did not show up for a recommended follow-up of her borderline findings. 9 years later the patient presents with blurred vision and diagnosis of highly advanced glaucoma is made.