Prevalence of glaucoma in first-degree relatives of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma

Gupta, Preeti and Pai, Vijaya H (2018) Prevalence of glaucoma in first-degree relatives of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, 16 (2). pp. 95-100. ISSN 1560-2133

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the prevalence of glaucoma in first-degree relatives of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and normal tension glaucoma (NTG).Methods: Observational study of first-degree relatives of patients with POAG and NTG who were screened for glaucoma.Results: A total of 66 first-degree relatives of patients with glaucoma (POAG/NTG) were included in the study. We found a prevalence rate of 16.6%: 13.6% were diagnosed to have the disease and 3% were newly detected to have glaucoma during the study. We found that although 66.7% of the subjects were aware of the family history of glaucoma, only 36.4% were aware that they were at increased risk of developing glaucoma. Conclusion: In our study, we found high prevalence of glaucoma in first-degree relatives of patients with glaucoma. This highlights the importance of selective screening of high-risk groups such as first-degree relatives of patients with POAG/NTG

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness; First degree relatives; Glaucoma; Increased risk; Prevalence
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2019 09:12
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2019 09:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152729

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