Keynote lecture focuses on heavy impact of late diagnosis of glaucoma

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Late diagnosis of glaucoma is a widespread issue, leading to poorer prognosis, lower quality of life and higher expenses, according to the keynote lecturer here. "When diagnosed, the majority are still unaware of their condition. Undiagnosed patients were 90% in the Indian Aravind Eye Study, 60% in the Blue Mountains Eye Study and 55% in the Rotterdam Eye Study," Roger Hitchings, MD, said at the meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmology.

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