December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Narrow angles in a Spanic Population
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • HF Gomez-Goyeneche
    Dept Ophthalmology
    Hospital Militar Central Bogota Colombia
  • S Belalcazar
    Hospital Militar Central Bogota Colombia
  • Y Millan
    Ophthalmology Resident Bogota Colombia
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   H.F. Gomez-Goyeneche, None; S. Belalcazar, None; Y. Millan, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 3322. doi:
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      HF Gomez-Goyeneche, S Belalcazar, Y Millan; Narrow angles in a Spanic Population . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):3322.

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Abstract: : Purpose:To determine the prevalence of narrow angles in non symptomatic volunteers of a spanic population, and identify demographic characteristics and risk factors through echometric evaluations. Methods: Preliminary examination included: height, refraction, intraocular pressure, gonioscopy, optic nerve evaluation and biometry. Patients with narrow angles had echometric evaluation that were compared with normal subjets.Results: Four hundred and forty nine ( 449 )eyes were screened, 13 % had narrow angles. A significant association was observed between narrow angles and female gender with 5:1 proportion; height below 1.60 meters, hyperopia, mean axial length of 21.90 mm and a mean anterior chamber deph of 2.28 mm were found in these eyes and have significant differences with the control group. Conclusion:The prevalence of narrow angles in female in these spanic population is really high, the presence of low height, hyperopia and echometric evaluations may be helpful in the early detection of narrow angles.


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