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K.S. Kooner, B.J. Cho, C. Galvan, J.D. Aronowicz, E. Uchiyama; Dallas Glaucoma Registry . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):3456.
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To establish and maintain a registry of patients with glaucoma from three university associated clinics in Dallas. The database will provide a rough estimate of epidemiology of glaucoma in North Texas and an opportunity for research.
The 3 clinics consist of an academic, a community, and a VA hospital. Using a custom designed form, we gather multiple variables such as: age, gender, race, type of glaucoma, visual fields defects, cup/disk ratio, glaucoma surgical history, and glaucoma medications.
Out of estimated 10,000 patients, features of 770 (1460 eyes) are shown in the table. The most common type of glaucoma was primary open–angle glaucoma (POAG), seen in 813 (55.68%) eyes followed by glaucoma suspects 417 (28.56%) eyes, secondary glaucoma 147 (10.08%) eyes, and narrow angle–glaucoma 83 (5.68%).
This registry provides a unique opportunity to study the prevalence of glaucoma in a racially mixed population of North Texas. Glaucoma Suspects (28.56%) comprised the second most common group and the diagnosis was based on elevated ocular pressure, suspicious disks and/or visual fields or strong family history of glaucoma. Table. Patient Demographics
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