oa South African Family Practice - The prevalence of the diagnosis of increased intra-ocular pressure in a general practice : scientific letter
|Article Title||The prevalence of the diagnosis of increased intra-ocular pressure in a general practice : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Author||M. Van Niekerk, F.C. Van Rooyen, G. Joubert and L.A. Hiemstra|
|Publication Date||Apr 2006|
Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006;48(3) 16 The prevalence of the diagnosis of increased intra-ocular pressure in a general practice To the editor: Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness.1 The disease occurs in 3% to 4% of all people over the age of 70 years.1 As many as 50% of patients suffering from this disease are unaware of their condition until a comparatively late stage, due to the asymptomatic nature of the disease.2 Of the objective signs of primary open angle glaucoma, the loss of visual field and pathological cupping would generally have reached an advanced stage before ..
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