Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1996;37(2):331-335.
Published online February 1, 1996.
The Relationship between Open Angle Glaucoma and Refractive Errors.
Eun Ah Kim, Chung Sook Ahn
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
개방노내장과 굴절이상과의 상관관계
김은아(E A Kim),안정숙(C S Ahn)
Among many suggestive risk factors for the development of open angle glaucoma, myopia is a common clinical entitiy and seems to be increasing today. The authors analysed the prevalence of myopia in patients with open angle glaucoma and compared with normal population of similar age. The results were as follows 1. Fifty-one eyes(82.3%) with POAG, seventy eyes(74.5%) with LTG and thirty-five eyes(87.5%) with OHT were myopia. 2. The percentage of myopia in eyes with POAG, LTG and OHT was greater than that of reported in a normal population of similar age(32.2%). Especially, the percentage of myopia greater than -3.0 diopter among myopias was 52.9% in POAG, 30.0% in LTG, 48.6% in OHT and only 17.3% in normal control groups.
Key Words: Low tension glaucoma;Ocular hypertension;Primary open angle glaucoma;Refractive error

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