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Kent L Anderson, Mason A Schmutz, David Benjamin Kay, Anhtuan Hoang Nguyen, Kundandeep Singh Nagi, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, Matthew P Johnson; Glaucoma demographics in Mexican American families: The San Antonio Family Eye Study (SAFES). Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2017;58(8):3737. doi: https://doi.org/.
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This is a pilot study designed to investigate the ocular health in a cohort of Mexican American families in San Antonio, Texas. For this particular study we are interested in the glaucoma related demographics of this cohort.
From our long running (20-25 years) San Antonio Family Heart Study we have, to date, recruited 63 individuals from 6 large families. A complete ocular examination and comprehensive battery of ophthalmic studies was performed for each subject. Glaucoma related examination and studies were reviewed for this study in an effort to identify patterns, trends, and averages.
We currently have 63 enrolled subjects, 45 women and 18 men. Glaucoma related results were collected for each subject and averages and trends identified, including the following: The average IOP for right eyes is 14.65, the average IOP for left eyes is 13.93. The average pachymetry for these subjects was 589.1 for right eyes and 595.1 for left eyes. Average c/d was 0.39 for both eyes.
The results of this study help establish normative data for the Mexican American population. Out study suggests a high proportion of glaucoma suspects in the Mexican American population. This data is important to physicians throughout the United States who seek to provide appropriate care for this population.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, MD, May 7-11, 2017.
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