Distribution of Intraocular Pressure and Its Association with Ocular Features and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: The Gutenberg Health Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To describe the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP) and its association with ocular features and cardiovascular risk factors in an adult European cohort. Design: Population-based, cross-sectional study. Participants: This analysis was based on a Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) cohort that included 4335 eligible enrollees from among 5000 subjects who participated in the survey from 2007 through 2008. The age range was 35 to 74 years at enrollment. Methods: Participants underwent a standardized protocol with a comprehensive questionnaire; ophthalmic examination including slit-lamp biomicroscopy, noncontact tonometry, fundus photography, central corneal thickness measurement, and visual field testing; and a thorough general examination (Read more...)

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