Older open-angle glaucoma patients face increased risk of bilateral blindness

Older patients with a long-term diagnosis of open-angle glaucoma had an increased risk of bilateral blindness, according to a study. The retrospective chart review included 592 glaucoma patients in Sweden who died between January 2006 and June 2010. Patient records were reviewed for visual field status, visual acuity, and low vision or blindness that was caused by glaucoma at the time of diagnosis and during follow-up.

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