Clinical Profile and Subtypes of Glaucoma in a District Hospital in North Goa
Background: Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the world, has a global burden of 64.3 million. Studies in other States in India have described the clinical profile of glaucoma. However, no such study was conducted in Goa. Hence, our study was undertaken to identify and the clinical profile and subtypes of glaucoma in Goa.
Methodology: A prospective hospital-based study was conducted over 6 months among patients attending Ophthalmology OPD at the North Goa District Hospital. The study participants underwent a detailed Ophthalmological evaluation by the senior Ophthalmic surgeon. The data so collected was entered in pre-tested semi-structured proformas. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS version 22.
Result: Most glaucoma patients were females (62.5%) and elderly (60.71%). The most common glaucoma was primary angle closure glaucoma (58.93%), followed by primary open angle glaucoma and glaucoma suspects. Majority patients had associated risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension and family history of glaucoma.
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