Race and primary open-angle glaucoma

Mary Jane Martin, Alfred Sommer, Ellen B Gold, Earl L. Diamondg

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A comparison of racial distributions for three groups of patients showed that 115 of 140 patients (81.6%) with open-angle glaucoma, 221 of 392 patients (56.4%) with ocular hypertension, and 1,028 of 2,109 patients (48.7%) in a random sample were black. Average age at diagnosis was significantly (P = .006) higher for whites than for blacks (69.1 years vs 63.7 years). Black patients with primary open-angle glaucoma had a significantly larger mean cupdisk ratio (P≤.002) and a higher but not significantly higher mean intraocular pressure at the time of diagnosis. Advanced glaucomatous visual field loss was more frequent at the time of diagnosis in blacks (43 of 129 patients or 33.3%) than in whites (five of 27 patients or 18.5%), but this difference was not significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-387
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume99
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 15 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Ocular Hypertension
Open Angle Glaucoma
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Visual Fields
Intraocular Pressure
hydroquinone

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Martin, M. J., Sommer, A., Gold, E. B., & Diamondg, E. L. (1985). Race and primary open-angle glaucoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 99(4), 383-387.

Race and primary open-angle glaucoma. / Martin, Mary Jane; Sommer, Alfred; Gold, Ellen B; Diamondg, Earl L.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 99, No. 4, 15.04.1985, p. 383-387.

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Martin, MJ, Sommer, A, Gold, EB & Diamondg, EL 1985, 'Race and primary open-angle glaucoma', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 383-387.
Martin MJ, Sommer A, Gold EB, Diamondg EL. Race and primary open-angle glaucoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1985 Apr 15;99(4):383-387.
Martin, Mary Jane ; Sommer, Alfred ; Gold, Ellen B ; Diamondg, Earl L. / Race and primary open-angle glaucoma. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1985 ; Vol. 99, No. 4. pp. 383-387.
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