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Fill in the blanks regarding the pathogenesis of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

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Progressive retinal ganglion cell death, 2 main theories. Mechanical theory:

IOP exerts

on Lamina Cribosa

and

on

the force is

when IOP is elevated

which leads to

of

plates

disturbance of

and

compression

of nerve fibres

Vascular theory:

damage induced by failure of the

to nourish

fibres

potential causes;

faulty autoregulation

vasospasm

disease



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