Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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Ntim-Amponsah CT

  • Research Article
    Timing of Opportunistic Check for Glaucoma in an Ophthalmology Clinic Setting in Ghanaians
    Author(s): Essuman VA and Ntim-Amponsah CTEssuman VA and Ntim-Amponsah CT

    Purpose: To determine the age, timing and determining factors for the evaluation for glaucoma as part of medical eye evaluation in an ophthalmology clinic. Patients and Methods: A cross sectional study in which patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) attending the ophthalmology clinic, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana were recruited from 2004 to 2007. A historic control group of 253 normal samples was included in the data analysis of cup/disc asymmetry. Results: Number of patients recruited was 390 with ages between 15 to 89 years (mean 54±14.86, median 56 and mode 65). Early-onset-glaucoma diagnosed before age 40 years occurred in 62 patients (15.89%) and adult-onsetglaucoma in 328 (84.10%). Fifteen (3.84%) people had positive family history of glaucoma; 13(3.33%) had diabetes mellitus; hypertension 38 .. View More»

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