Author(s): Wilson R, Walker AM, Dueker DK, Crick RP
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Abstract Factors affecting the progression of visual field loss were examined in 57 patients with bilateral open angle glaucoma. patients who already had marked visual field loss experienced further field loss at a greatly accelerated rate. Family history of glaucoma, sex, and initial registration intraocular pressure were also important prognostic factors for progressive visual field loss, whereas age and systemic blood pressure were not found to affect rate of visual field loss. Follow-up data from these patients were drawn from a computer-based clinic record system that may serve as a prototype for the collection of information on the natural history of ophthalmic diseases.
This article was published in Arch Ophthalmol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology