The screening test for angle closure glaucoma in high risk patients
Dr. Sathyalakshmi, Dr. Girish F Hongal
Introduction: It is estimated by the year 2010, 60.5 million people would be burdened by glaucoma and that by 2020 there would be 79.6 million sufferers, 47% of the glaucomas worldwide would be in Asia with more than 75% being Angle closure glaucoma.
Methodology: 200 patients who were having high risk for development of angle closure glaucoma were selected by routine history and relevant examination and with their consent subjected them for the provocative tests and results were analysed and discussed.
Results: Among the total 202 patients in the study group there were 120 (59.41%) patients gave positive result in prone test and 82 (40.59%) patients gave negative result in the prone test.
Conclusion: Provocative tests may give added weightage to the decision of subjecting the patient for the prophylactic surgery.
Dr. Sathyalakshmi, Dr. Girish F Hongal. The screening test for angle closure glaucoma in high risk patients. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 103-106