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Socioeconomic Factors and Disease Severity at Glaucoma Presentation
Yadollah Eslami Dr., Heidar Amini Dr., Reza Zarei Dr., Ghasem Fakhraie Dr., Sasan Moghimi Dr., Seyed Farzad Mohammadi Dr., Mehdi Sheibani Dr., Ramin Daneshvar Dr. *
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Purpose : To investigate the impact of socioeconomic factors on presenting severity of glaucoma

Methods : In a cross-sectional study at Farabi Eye Hospital, and during 12 months study period, 258 patients with newly diagnosed glaucoma were enrolled and socioeconomic status of the patients were evaluated.

Results : Lower socioeconomic score was associated with higher intraocular pressure (r=-0.307, P<0.0001), poorer best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) (r=-0.280, P≤0.0001), and higher cup/disc ratio (r=-0.351, P≤0.0001). Expressed income was also negatively correlated with cup/disc ratio (r=-0.258, P<0.0001).

Conclusion : Advanced glaucoma at presentation is directly related to the low socioeconomic status of patients.


Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology 201123(2):19-26 © 2011 by the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology
Keywords: Advanced Glaucoma, Cup/Disc Ratio, Socioeconomic Status
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Eslami Y, Amini H, Zarei R, Fakhraie G, Moghimi S, Mohammadi S F, et al . Socioeconomic Factors and Disease Severity at Glaucoma Presentation. Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011; 23 (2) :19-26
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