NEI Statement on the Difference Between Screening and Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams in Detecting Glaucoma


On July 8, 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its final recommendation statement on screening for open-angle glaucoma. The task force found that there was not enough evidence to determine the accuracy and effectiveness of glaucoma screening in primary care settings for adults who do not have vision problems. Based on this lack of clear evidence, the task force could not make a recommendation for or against screening adults for glaucoma at this time.