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Clinical correlates to the goniodysgensis among juvenile-onset primary open-angle glaucoma patients.
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PMID:  23358655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate gonioscopic features and relate them to clinical characteristics in eyes with juvenile-onset primary open-angle glaucoma (JOAG). METHODS: Goniophotographs of unrelated JOAG patients, presenting between 10-40 years of age, were evaluated and compared with 60 healthy subjects in the same age group. Age of onset, family history of glaucoma, highest untreated IOP and visual field defect (mean deviation) were analyzed and correlated with the gonioscopic features among JOAG patients. RESULTS: Of 126 patients included in the study, 44 (34 %) had a normal open angle (group 1), while 82 (66 %) had developmental anomalies (group 2). Developmental anomalies of the angle were classified as: high iris insertion with or without prominent iris processes (n = 42), a featureless angle (n = 30), and those with prominent iris processes alone (n = 10). There was no difference in age of onset (group 1, 30.5 ± 7 years and group 2, 26.3 ± 9.6 years) (p = 0.07) or the untreated IOP at presentation (group 1; 36 ± 12.5 mmHg and group 2, 38.8 ± 12.3 mmHg; p = 0.37) between the groups. However, those with angle anomalies presented with a greater visual field defect (MD -23.5 ± 10.5 vs -14.8 ± 13 dB; p = 0.02) compared to those with normal appearing angle. CONCLUSIONS: While two thirds of JOAG patients present with developmental anomalies of the angle, one third have normal appearing angles. High insertion of the iris is the most common form of gonio dysgenesis observed. Those with angle dysgenesis are more likely to present with severe disease.
Viney Gupta; Rajat M Srivastava; Aparna Rao; Manik Mittal; John Fingert
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
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Title:  Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-702X     ISO Abbreviation:  Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8205248     Medline TA:  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, 110029, India,
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