A Population-based Survey of the Prevalence and Types of Glaucoma in Central Iran: The Yazd Eye Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To describe the prevalence and types of glaucoma in Yazd, central Iran.Design: Population-based, cross-sectional study.Participants: Iranian adults aged 40 to 80 years, residing in Yazd, Iran, in 2010 and 2011.Methods: Eligible samples were selected using cluster random sampling. Each participant underwent an interview and ophthalmologic examinations, including refraction, determination of uncorrected and best-corrected visual acuity, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, Goldmann applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, dilated fundus examination, central corneal thickness measurement, visual field testing, and stereoscopic fundus photography.Main Outcome Measures: Prevalence of different types of glaucoma.Results: Of 2320 eligible individuals, 2098 (response rate, 90.4%) participated in the study and 1990 completed all evaluations (Read more...)

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