Chapter 22 Glaucoma Q&A (1 of 31) Sample Questions
1. Luz, a 55-year-old woman come at your pharmacy for some advice. Luz’s medical conditions are significant for Type 2 diabetes mellitus, asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF) and hypertension. Current medications are as follows:*
Metformin 500 mg tid po
Linagliptin 5 mg daily po
Captopril 50 mg tid po
Bisoprolol 10 mg daily po
Furosemide 20 mg bid po
Salbutamol 100 mcg/puff 1-2 puffs tid-qid
BP: 135/85, A1c: 6.5%, K: 4 mEq/L, HR: 100 bpm, RR: 25 breaths/min; FEV: 55% predicted. Sulfa allergy.
Luz tells you that her asthma has been out of control so she started using her corticosteroid puffer again. Her visit today is because of other symptoms concerning her eyes that include blurring of her vision. What are the glaucoma risk factors for this patient?
- A. Race, Age, Asthma
- B. Race, Age, Diabetes
- C. Asthma, Diabetes, Age
- D. CHF, Diabetes, Race
Tips: Glaucoma can occur to anyone. Certain factors increase risk of developing disease include race (African American, Hispanic), family history, increase intraocular pressure, uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure, routine and long term use of corticosteroids, hypothyroidism, history of migraines, eye injury, previous eye surgery, near sightedness, and thin central cornea thickness.