Issues in the epidemiology and population-based screening of primary angle-closure glaucoma.

@article{Congdon1992IssuesIT,
  title={Issues in the epidemiology and population-based screening of primary angle-closure glaucoma.},
  author={Nathan Congdon and F Wang and James M. Tielsch},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  year={1992},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={411-23}
}
Among Caucasians, it is well known that 75-95% of primary glaucoma is due to open-angle glaucoma (POAG), with angle-closure (PACG) comprising only a very small minority of cases. These figures are reversed among other groups such as Asians and Eskimos, where PACG makes up 80-90% of primary glaucoma. Among Eskimos, the prevalence of PACG has been reported as 2-8%, as compared to 0.1% among Caucasians. It appears that a population tendency toward shallow anterior chambers may explain the excess… CONTINUE READING

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