Clinical Profile and Subtypes of Glaucoma in a District Hospital in North Goa

  • Sparsh Naik M.B.B.S Student (Third Year Part-1), Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India.
  • Jagadish Cacodcar Professor and Head, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India.
  • Saleena Naik Senior Ophthalmic Surgeon, Asilo Hospital Mapusa, Mapusa, Goa, India.
  • Tanvi Poy Raiturcar Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India.
Keywords: Glaucoma, Clinical Profile, Sub-Types, Goa

Abstract

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.

How to cite this article:
Naik S, Cacodcar J, Naik S, Raiturcar TP. Clinical Profile and Subtypes of Glaucoma in a District Hospital in North Goa. Epidem Int 2020; 5(3): 15-18.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2455.7048.202022

Author Biographies

Sparsh Naik, M.B.B.S Student (Third Year Part-1), Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India.

M.B.B.S Student

Third year part 1

Jagadish Cacodcar, Professor and Head, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India.

Professor and Head 

department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Saleena Naik, Senior Ophthalmic Surgeon, Asilo Hospital Mapusa, Mapusa, Goa, India.

Senior Ophthalmic Surgeon

Asilo Hospital

Mapusa

Goa

Tanvi Poy Raiturcar, Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India.

Senior Resident

Goa Medical College and Hospital

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Published
2020-09-30