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Br J Ophthalmol. 2002 Feb;86(2):238-42.

The definition and classification of glaucoma in prevalence surveys.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology and International Eye Health, Institute of Ophthalmology, Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL, UK. p.foster@ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

This review describes a scheme for diagnosis of glaucoma in population based prevalence surveys. Cases are diagnosed on the grounds of both structural and functional evidence of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. The scheme also makes provision for diagnosing glaucoma in eyes with severe visual loss where formal field testing is impractical, and for blind eyes in which the optic disc cannot be seen because of media opacities.

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11815354
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PMC1771026
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