Lifetime Risk of Blindness in Open-Angle Glaucoma – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine the lifetime risk and duration of blindness in patients with manifest open-angle glaucoma (OAG).Design: Retrospective chart review.Methods: We studied glaucoma patients who died between January 2006 and June 2010. Most glaucoma patients living in the catchment area (city of Malmö; n = 305 000) are managed at the Department of Ophthalmology at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö. From the patient records we extracted visual field status, visual acuity, and low vision or blindness as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria and caused by glaucoma at the time of diagnosis and during follow-up. We also noted age (Read more...)

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