Is diabetes mellitus a risk factor for open-angle glaucoma? The Rotterdam Study.

@article{Voogd2006IsDM,
  title={Is diabetes mellitus a risk factor for open-angle glaucoma? The Rotterdam Study.},
  author={Simone de Voogd and M. Kamran Ikram and Roger C. W. Wolfs and Nomdo M. Jansonius and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman and Albert Hofman and Paulus T. V. M. de Jong},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 10},
  pages={1827-31}
}
PURPOSE To investigate whether diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for open-angle glaucoma (OAG). DESIGN Prospective population-based cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Participants ages > or =55 years from the Rotterdam Study, The Netherlands. METHODS Participants at risk for incident OAG (iOAG) underwent at baseline (1990-1993) and follow-up (1997-1999) the same ophthalmic examination including intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement, visual field testing, and simultaneous stereo optic disc… CONTINUE READING