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Question 1: Both ________ and conventional surgeries are performed to treat glaucoma.
X-rayHeliumLaserLaser applications

Question 2: Less-selective sympathomimetics like ________ and dipivefrin (Propine) increase outflow of aqueous humor through trabecular meshwork and possibly through uveoscleral outflow pathway, probably by a beta2-agonist action.

Question 3: Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) has been found to be associated with mutations in ________ at several loci.

Question 4: It may also be triggered by other conditions that result in ischemia of the ________ or ciliary body.
Ciliary muscleRetinaIris dilator muscleSclera

Question 5: One person may develop nerve damage at a relatively low pressure, while another person may have high ________ pressure for years and yet never develop damage.
Nervous systemEyeBrainSensory system

Question 6: Untreated glaucoma leads to permanent damage of the optic nerve and resultant visual field loss, which can progress to ________.
AmblyopiaBlindnessAmaurosis fugaxMyopia

Question 7: A number of studies also suggest a possible correlation between ________ and the development of glaucoma.
AtherosclerosisAortic dissectionEssential hypertensionHypertension

Question 8: Topical ________ such as timolol, levobunolol (Betagan), and betaxolol decrease aqueous humor production by the ciliary body.
GuanethidineBeta blockerClonidineAntianginal

Question 9: ________ is also used to treat glaucoma and delayed gastric emptying.

Question 10: The retinal nerve fiber layer can be assessed with imaging techniques such as ________ (OCT), scanning laser polarimetry (GDx), and/or scanning laser ophthalmoscopy also known as Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT3).
Optical coherence tomographyMedical ultrasonographyMedical imagingDoppler echocardiography

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