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A. J. Almashhari, L. Alaswad; The Effectiveness of Glaucoma Screening. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):4084.
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Tonometry, screening FDT, fundus examination, and a detailed medical and ophthalmic history were used to screen 2403 individuals for glaucoma in a population based study. Individuals of different ethnicities in the New York area 2006 to 2008. Main outcome measured: high IOP, visual filed defect and optic nerve change characteristic for glaucoma.
From the 2403 individuals screened for glaucoma, 400(16.64%) individuals were identified as possible glaucoma or glaucoma suspect. After multiple phone calls 80(20%) managed to followed up in different offices and 320 (80%) were lost to follow up. 42(10.5%) individuals were confirmed as glaucoma, 6(1.5%) were diagnosed as glaucoma suspect, 1(0.25%) was diagnosed as ocular hypertension and 28(7%) did not have glaucoma. 3(0.75%) individuals were diagnosed with other ophthalmic disease.
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