Open-angle glaucoma and systemic hypertension: the blue mountains eye study.

  title={Open-angle glaucoma and systemic hypertension: the blue mountains eye study.},
  author={Paul Mitchell and Anne J Lee and Elena Rochtchina and Jie Jin Wang},
  journal={Journal of glaucoma},
  volume={13 4},
PURPOSE To assess whether systemic hypertension is associated with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in an older population. PATIENTS AND METHODS The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3654 subjects aged 49 to 97 years. Hypertension was diagnosed from history in treated subjects or from systolic blood pressure (BP) > or=160 mm Hg or diastolic BP > or=95 mm Hg. OAG was diagnosed from congruous glaucomatous optic disc rim thinning and visual field loss, without reference to intraocular pressure (IOP… CONTINUE READING


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