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Although blacks appear to be at higher risk for blindness from glaucoma, there is little information available on the epidemiology of this disease in this population. Using a cluster sampling technique with systematic allocation of clusters, the authors conducted a national survey of black individuals 30 years of age and older, in St. Lucia. A total of 1679(More)
PURPOSE To learn the long-term outcome of ciliary ablation with diode laser contact transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCPC) in eyes with recalcitrant, severe glaucoma. METHODS Twenty-seven eyes of 27 patients with medically and surgically uncontrollable glaucoma and no previous ciliary ablation enrolled in this study. After baseline measurements and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between alcohol intake and the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN Case control study. PARTICIPANTS The sample consisted of 3072 adults 45 to 74 years of age with macular changes indicative of AMD who participated in a nationally representative sample of the first National Health(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify factors associated with compliance with glaucoma follow-up visits. DESIGN Computer records of a university residents' eye clinic were reviewed to identify a random sample of all persons who had an examination with International Classification of Disease (ICD) 9 coding (ICD9) for glaucoma suspect or glaucoma during a(More)
PURPOSE A 1986-1987 survey found 8.8% prevalence of open-angle glaucoma in the black population of St. Lucia, West Indies. This follow-up study assessed visual field loss progression in untreated glaucoma patients and glaucoma suspects 10 years later. DESIGN Cohort study. METHODS Subjects were 205 glaucoma patients and suspects; 1987 data included age,(More)
We investigated the impact of age and ocular status on the duration of automated threshold and suprathreshold testing of the visual field in a study of 57 eyes with glaucomatous field loss, 58 eyes with ocular hypertension, and 190 eyes of normal controls. It was faster to run a three-zone threshold-related suprathreshold 120-point full-field screening test(More)
Eighty eyes were tested using the computer-driven, automated threshold-related, three-level screening strategy of the Humphrey Field Analyzer. Using Goldmann perimetry as the standard, different statistical algorithms were used in an attempt to differentiate eyes with glaucoma (n = 24) from normal controls (n = 56). Seventeen or more absolute and/or(More)
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