If left untreated, PACG
can cause decreased vision or blind.
Limitations of the study: In our study, ample size was small, measurement of RNFL-T was done by relatively old machine, and patients with ocular hypertension, normal tension glaucoma and PACG
were not included.
To our knowledge, this was the first study conducted in the northwest Croatia population to determine the prevalence of PXS, PXG, POAG and PACG
3 is seen as an indication of an eye at risk of PACG
Late presentation in POAG and PACG
is common (Gogate, Deshpande, Chelerkar, Deshpande, & Deshpande, 2011).
The team of scientists led an international consortium that carried out a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 1,854 PACG
cases and 9,608 controls of over five sample collections in Asia.
The information on genes involved in PACG
has also opened up new and exciting research areas for us that we hope will culminate in new treatment modalities for angle closure glaucoma in the future," Said Dr Eranga Vithana, Associate Director, Basic and Experimental Sciences at SERI, and lead author of the paper.
MYOC gene may not be playing a significant role in causing POAG and PACG
in our population.
showed the overall pooled prevalence of PACG
in those of adult Asians was 0.
Intraocular pressures decreased in all groups postoperatively, but the change was statistically significant in the PACG
However in East Asia, the prevalence of angle closure is much greater (for example, in Mongolia PACG
accounts for four-out-of-five newly diagnosed cases of glaucoma).
Of these, more than 5 million with PACG
are blind which is twice more than POAG.