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The glaucomas.
Minerva Med 2001; 92(5):365-79MM

Abstract

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The World Health Organization reported in 1995 that 5.1 million persons were bilaterally blind from glaucoma. Its morbidity and prevalence make it a significant public health problem. Because it is a treatable condition, it is important that medical professionals be familiar with this disease, which in most cases is not associated with signs and symptoms that may alert the patient or the physician of its presence. Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy that leads to blindness if left untreated. Risk factors include elevated intraocular pressure, advanced age, African ancestry and positive family history. Several types of glaucomas have been described: acute and chronic, secondary and primary. Primary (Chronic) Open Angle Glaucoma is the most common, with a prevalence in the USA of 1.55%. Blacks are 4 to 5 times more affected than whites. Treatment of glaucoma consists of topical or systemic intraocular pressure lowering agents, laser treatment or surgery. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma is an often-unrecognized disease due to its slow course and lack of symptoms. Because the decline in vision may be slowed but not restored by treatment, it is important that this condition be diagnosed early in its course.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11675580

Citation

Coleman, A L., and L Brigatti. "The Glaucomas." Minerva Medica, vol. 92, no. 5, 2001, pp. 365-79.
Coleman AL, Brigatti L. The glaucomas. Minerva Med. 2001;92(5):365-79.
Coleman, A. L., & Brigatti, L. (2001). The glaucomas. Minerva Medica, 92(5), pp. 365-79.
Coleman AL, Brigatti L. The Glaucomas. Minerva Med. 2001;92(5):365-79. PubMed PMID: 11675580.
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