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Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research, Glaucoma, Health Economics and Policy

Glaucoma’s Unconscionable Risk Factor

  • A Mount Sinai study analyzed close to 210,000 patients over 40, with no glaucoma at baseline
  • Their lifestyle, diet, and medical status, including glaucoma diagnosis, was followed at biennial eye exams
  • 1,946 participants who developed glaucoma were divided into groups based on visual field loss
  • Ethnicity was a clear risk factor for early and advanced vision loss due to glaucoma
  • Black patients’ risk of advanced vision loss was six times higher than for white participants, while Asian patients had a twofold higher risk of early visual field loss, but not of advanced vision loss
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  1. LR Pasquale et al., Translational Vision Science and Technology (2022).
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