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Frequent tests track glaucoma progression

10th August 2011

A new study, published in the journal Archives of Ophthalmology, has suggested that frequent visual field testing may help doctors detect progression of the eye disease glaucoma at an earlier stage.

The study included 381 glaucoma patients, aged 35 to 80, who were followed for anywhere from about 3 to 13 years. Glaucoma progression was more likely to be detected in patients who had more visual field tests (a median of 20) than in those with fewer tests (a median of 12).

 

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Article Information

Title: Frequent tests track glaucoma progression
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19408
Date Added: 10th Aug 2011

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