Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2017)
Clinical profile of patients with angle closure glaucoma
Author(s): Dr. Sathyalakshmi, Dr. Girish F Hongal
Abstract: Introduction: Glaucoma, the second leading cause of world blindness accounts for 15% of global blindness. The regional burden of blindness is highest for India (23.5% of global blindness) with at least 5.8 million blind due to glaucoma. India accounts for a minimum of 12.9% of primary angle closure glaucoma blindness in the world Methodology: All the 200 patient who are at risk of ACG well evaluated taking detail history and examination Detailed history pertaining to the risk factors which may cause future Angle closure glaucoma were ascertained. Results: Out of 202 cases studied there were 51 patients in the age group between 41-50 among which 16 males (18.60%) and 35 females (30.17%). The maximum number of cases i.e., 76 were in the age group between 51-60 years of age among them 34 (39.53%) were males and 42 (36.21%) were females Conclusion: In our study, there were 120 (59.41%) positives and 82 (40.59%) negatives in the prone test. There were 104 (51.49%) positives and 98 (48.51%) negatives in the mydriatic test.
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