Glaucoma may be associated with central neurodegenerative diseases

WASHINGTON — Patients with glaucoma may have an increased prevalence of certain central neurodegenerative diseases, such as various types of non-Alzheimer’s dementia, according to a speaker here.
“We found there is an increased likelihood of open-angle glaucoma patients also having diagnoses of senile dementia, vascular dementia, mild cognitive impairment and other neurodegenerative diseases,” Obi Umunakwe, MD, PhD, said at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting.
Umunakwe presented the results of a study performed using the Duke Enterprise Data Unified Content

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