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K. S. Kooner, B. J. Cho, E. Uchiyama, K. Kerr, B. L. Willis, A. Mughal; Dallas Glaucoma Registry: Prevalence of Surgical Intervention in Glaucoma. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):4330.
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To determine prevalence of surgical intervention in patients with glaucoma in the Dallas Glaucoma Registry (DGR) and the influence of degree of visual field (VF) damage, central corneal thickness (CCT) and cup/disk (C/D) ratio in the decision to intervene surgically.
. Various variables collected on each patient were: age, gender, race, type of glaucoma, vision, degree of damage, medications, surgeries, intraocular pressure.For this study, surgical intervention included both laser and other interventional glaucoma procedures. VF was graded from 0-3 depending on the severity of loss.
The surgical intervention in 3713 eyes (1972 patients) is shown below.
In this study, both VF and C/D statuses were instrumental in the decision to intervene surgically. DGR may provide an estimate of epidemiology and outcome of glaucoma in racially mixed population of North Texas.
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