Long-Term Trends in Glaucoma-Related Blindness in Olmsted County, Minnesota – Corrected Proof

Objective: To determine the longitudinal trends in the probability of blindness due to open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in Olmsted County, Minnesota, from 1965 to 2009.Design: Retrospective, population-based cohort study.Participants: All residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota (aged ≥40 years) who were diagnosed with OAG between January 1, 1965, and December 31, 2000.Methods: All available medical records of every incident case of OAG were reviewed until December 31, 2009, to identify progression to blindness, defined as visual acuity ≤20/200 or visual field constriction to ≤20°. Kaplan–Meier analysis was used to estimate the cumulative probability of glaucoma-related blindness. Population incidence of blindness within 10 years of (Read more...)

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