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PURPOSE To report on the prevalence of pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and its association with ophthalmic characteristics and systemic diseases in a well-defined population. METHODS The Thessaloniki Eye study is a cross-sectional population-based study of chronic eye diseases in Thessaloniki, Greece. Participants with PEX were identified by clinical examination(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the prevalence of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in a population-based sample of subjects 60 years of age or older in Thessaloniki, Greece. DESIGN Cross-sectional population-based study. METHODS Subjects randomly identified from municipality registers in Thessaloniki underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination. Glaucoma was defined in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of filtration surgery on visual acuity and visual fields in patients with end-stage glaucoma during the immediate postoperative period and to assess the risk of sudden visual loss. DESIGN Prospective interventional, consecutive case-series. METHODS The study prospectively included consecutive patients with end-stage(More)
PURPOSE To study the association of blood pressure (BP) status on the optic disk structure as measured with the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) in people without glaucoma. DESIGN Cross-sectional population-based setting study. METHODS Consecutive participants in the Thessaloniki Eye Study were included in this study. HRT images of the optic disk and(More)
PURPOSE To identify factors associated with undiagnosed open-angle glaucoma (OAG), primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PEXG) in an elderly population in Thessaloniki, Greece. DESIGN Cross-sectional population-based study. METHODS Randomly selected subjects > or =60 years (n = 2,554) participated in the study. Subjects(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the age- and gender-specific prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a population-based sample of subjects 60 years of age or older in Thessaloniki, Greece. DESIGN Cross-sectional population-based study. METHODS A total of 2554 subjects randomly identified from municipality registers in Thessaloniki underwent a(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association of open-angle glaucoma (OAG), primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PEXG) with ocular perfusion pressure status (ocular perfusion pressure with or without antihypertensive treatment). DESIGN Cross-sectional, population-based study. METHODS A total of 2554 randomly selected, ≥ 60-year(More)
PURPOSE To investigate risk factors for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PEXG) in the Thessaloniki Eye Study. DESIGN Cross-sectional, population-based study. METHODS Randomly selected subjects 60 years of age and older (n=2554) participated in the Thessaloniki Eye Study. Glaucomatous damage and presence of(More)
A 45-year-old man presented with clinical manifestations of foveomacular retinitis, including visual symptoms and foveal lesions characteristic of solar retinopathy, but repeated questions failed to elicit a history of sun gazing. Cross-sectional retinal images produced by optical coherence tomography revealed localized loss of retinal pigment epithelium(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the screening performance of the 76-Suprathreshold (76-STHR) visual field test to detect eyes with visual field defect (VFD) as measured by Humphrey threshold testing in a population-based setting. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS All 88 subjects who agreed to participate in the pilot phase of the Thessaloniki Eye Study were(More)