Glaucoma one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in the adult population worldwide is a progressive optic neuropathy primary open angle . Is it glaucoma or is it a condition that looks like glaucoma ophthalmologists assessing patients with high myopia often face this diagnostic dilemma . Detecting glaucoma in eyes with moderate or no myopia is similar because the appearance of their optic nerves is more or less the same figure 1 1 in highly . The aim of the present review was to summarize the evidence implicating the association between myopia and glaucoma the possible underlying mechanisms for this . The diagnosis and management of glaucoma in eyes with moderate to high myopia brings many challenges
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