A study to evaluate the Prevalence of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Patients with Myopia at tertiary care hospital
Keywords:Glaucoma,intraocular pressure,Primary open angle glaucoma.
Background: Myopia is a condition of the eye that makes it difficult to see distant objects. Aim:The present study was conducted to assess prevalence of primary open angle glaucoma in patients with myopia. Materials and Methods: This cross- sectional study was conducted in outpatient Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur. A total of 100 patients with myopia were included in the study. Prevalence of primary open angle glaucoma in patients with myopia was recorded. Results: In right eye, patients withIOP between 8-21 is 84%, > 21 is 16%. In left eye, patients with IOP between 8-21 is 85%, > 21 is 15%. In myopic patients, 15% of patients had POAG, 1% with ACG. Conclusion: Glaucoma, one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in the adult population worldwide, is a progressive optic neuropathy. Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) is the most commonly reported type of glaucoma in population based prevalence studies worldwide. Elevated intraocular pressure is a well-known major risk factor for POAG.
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