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Open-angle glaucoma.

Abstract

Open-angle glaucoma is a common cause of blindness and visual impairment, and is characterized by elevated intraocular pressure, optic nerve degeneration and visual field loss. Risk factors include increasing age, black race, positive family history and diabetes. Since many high risk individuals are seen periodically by primary care physicians, the office or clinic is a logical site for screening for open angle glaucoma. Tonometry is a useful screening maneuver, but is little used in the primary care setting. If primary care physicians can acquire the necessary skills, ophthalmoscopy may be a simple, safe and inexpensive alternative to tonometry.

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University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Source

Primary care 16:1 1989 Mar pg 197-209

MeSH

Fundus Oculi
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Humans
Mass Screening
Ophthalmoscopy
Referral and Consultation
Risk Factors
Tonometry, Ocular
Visual Field Tests

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2649902

Citation

Margolis, K L., and E C. Rich. "Open-angle Glaucoma." Primary Care, vol. 16, no. 1, 1989, pp. 197-209.
Margolis KL, Rich EC. Open-angle glaucoma. Prim Care. 1989;16(1):197-209.
Margolis, K. L., & Rich, E. C. (1989). Open-angle glaucoma. Primary Care, 16(1), pp. 197-209.
Margolis KL, Rich EC. Open-angle Glaucoma. Prim Care. 1989;16(1):197-209. PubMed PMID: 2649902.
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