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Lund, Skane 22100
Lund is an historical town situated in the southernmost part of Sweden (www.lund.se). Lund University was founded in 1666 (www.lunduniversity.lu.se) and its campus reflects the University's history, with magnificent buildings separated by cobbled streets ... more
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Study Director of the Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial, An Inventor
Chairman Lund University Dept of Ophthalmology Malmö University Hospital Malmö
Glaucoma Research Society
Glaucoma 2004 - Invited Speakers
Glaucoma 2008 - Invited Speakers
Sight & Hearing Association
Dr. Heijl said that the time it took for glaucoma to progress varied greatly among patients and was sometimes rather short, even in treated patients.
"This shows that in many patients with rapidly progressing glaucoma, the treatment used in this study was insufficient to halt progression of the disease," Dr. Heijl said.
Dr. Heijl emphasized that treatment for early, newly diagnosed glaucoma should be individualized and carefully balanced.
Before deciding on the best treatment option, eye care professionals should consider several unique patient factors, such as age, eye pressure levels, and disease severity.
"The study findings support the medical community's growing contention that glaucoma treatment should be tailored to the individual needs of the patient," Dr. Heijl said.
Robert van Heijl
Karel de Grote-Hogeschool
Astrid van Heijl