Is glaucoma blindness a disease of deprivation and ignorance? A case–control study for late presentation of glaucoma in India

@inproceedings{Gogate2011IsGB,
  title={Is glaucoma blindness a disease of deprivation and ignorance? A case–control study for late presentation of glaucoma in India},
  author={Parikshit Madhav Gogate and Roma Deshpande and Vidya Chelerkar and Swapna S Deshpande and Madan D Deshpande},
  booktitle={Indian journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2011}
}
AIM The aim was to identify the presenting symptoms and social risk factors for late presentation of primary glaucoma in newly diagnosed cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS It was a case-control study in a tertiary eye care center in Maharashtra, India. Newly diagnosed patients with primary glaucoma were classified as cases (late presenters) where there was no perception of light in one eye or severe visual field loss affecting an area within 20° of fixation or a cup-disc (C:D) ratio ≥0.8 and… CONTINUE READING

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