Curt Ekström

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In 1984-86, a glaucoma survey was carried out in a municipality in central Sweden, comprising 760 subjects 65-74 years of age. Since 1988, a follow-up study of those 527 subjects who had normal and reliable visual fields has been in progress. A visual field defect was required for a diagnosis of chronic open-angle glaucoma. By December 1991, 10 cases of(More)
A population-based survey of 760 people 65-74 years of age was conducted in the municipality of Tierp, central Sweden. The methods used to identify glaucoma suspects were applanation tonometry, automatic perimetry (Competer 350), and binocular assessment of the optic disc. For a diagnosis of definite open-angle glaucoma, a visual field defect was required.(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the incidence rate of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in a population in which pseudoexfoliation is a common finding. METHODS A population-based survey of 760 people aged 65-74 years was conducted in the municipality of Tierp, in central Sweden, during 1984-86. Visual fields (VFs) were tested with the Competer 350 automated perimeter. The(More)
PURPOSE To study the effect of potential risk factors on the development of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in a population in which pseudoexfoliation (PEX) is a common finding. METHODS In 1984-1986, a population-based survey of 760 people aged 65-74 years was conducted in the municipality of Tierp, Sweden. From 1988 to 2006, a follow-up study of the 530 people(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the risk of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) associated with exposure to pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and increased intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS In 1984-86, a cross-sectional, population-based survey was conducted in the municipality of Tierp, central Sweden. Its target population comprised 2429 residents aged 65-74 years. In addition to a(More)
PURPOSE   To determine the effect of pseudoexfoliation (PEX) on the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a population in which PEX is a common finding. The relationship between open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and AD was also studied. METHODS   Predictors of incident AD, including mixed and unspecified dementia, were analysed in a cohort of 679 residents(More)
In a case-finding study in a municipality in central Sweden, 128 cases of chronic open-angle glaucoma with visual field defects (VFD) were found. The prevalence amounted to 1.4% in those greater than or equal to 45 years of age. Sixty-three percent had capsular glaucoma. Advanced visual field defects (AVFD), i.e. a restriction of the visual field to a(More)
PURPOSE To study the relationship between pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and all-cause mortality in a population in which PEX is a common finding. METHODS Survival analyses were performed in a cohort of 760 residents 65-74 years of age, examined in a population survey in the municipality of Tierp, Sweden, 1984-86. To expand the cohort, participants in other(More)
PURPOSE To study the relationship between pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and cataract surgery in a population in which PEX is a common finding. METHODS Survival analyses were performed in a cohort of 760 residents 65-74 years of age, examined in a population survey in the municipality of Tierp, Sweden, during 1984-1986. To expand the cohort, participants in(More)