September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Ethnic and gender differences on glaucoma risk.
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  • Stefano A Gandolfi
    Ophthalmology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
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    Commercial Relationships   Stefano Gandolfi, ALCON (F), ALCON (R), ALLERGAN (F), GLAUKOS (F), IVANTIS (F), SANTEN (R), VISUFARMA (R)
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Abstract

Presentation Description : Glaucoma incidence and glaucoma prevalence can vary among different ethnic communities. Besides, the "progression rate" of the disease is greatly affected by racial differences. Finally, some types of glaucomas (for example the "low tension" type) shows a gender-related prevalence, together with a "gender-related" risk of vision loss. Therefore, when planning a personalized therapeutical approach ina patient affected by glaucoma(s), the evaluation of the risk related to gender and race becomes pivotal . This presentation will review the "state-of-the-art" by focusing on the epidemiological evidences so far available. We will try to offer to the attendees a seires of tools (related to gender and race) aiming to help them in tailoring their approach to the individual patient.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.

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