Q&A: How would you integrate corneal hysteresis into your glaucoma management?

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Thomas A. Wong, OD, FNAP, and his co-authors Elise Regina, OD, and Kelly Armstrong, OD, discuss corneal hysteresis: part four.

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Related to his technology article in the July 2022 issue of Optometry Times®, Thomas A. Wong, OD, FNAP, associate clinical professor of SUNY Optometry, and his co-authors Elise Regina, OD, and Kelly Armstrong, OD, both members of the SUNY Optometry class of 2022, discuss corneal hysteresis.

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This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity:

How would you integrate corneal hysteresis into your glaucoma management?

Kelly Armstrong, OD:

So since we're just about to graduate in a few weeks, the way I would integrate into my clinical management is if I have a new glaucoma patient — either they haven't been diagnosed yet, or I'm thinking about maybe changing up their treatment — and I'm on the borderline, I would get a corneal hysteresis to help me make that decision factor at the end if I would start them on treatment or add an additional drop going forward.

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