Quality of life of elderly Japanese patients with glaucoma.

  title={Quality of life of elderly Japanese patients with glaucoma.},
  author={Yoko Uenishi and Hisako Tsumura and Tokuhiko Miki and Kunihiko Shiraki},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  volume={9 1},
To evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of elderly Japanese glaucoma patients, we performed a survey of 114 outpatients of a university eye clinic aged from 47 to 86 years. We examined 110 cases using one-way anova, Bonferroni's multiple comparison, non-parametric Mann-Whitney U-test and Pearson's correlation coefficient analysis. The group with better traditional visual measures had better QOL than the group with worse visual acuity. In the elderly groups of patients, the loss of hopes for… CONTINUE READING