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Glaucoma and race: a case for screening in Connecticut.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10743748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study is a review of the current literature regarding the relationship of primary open angle glaucoma and race. There is strong evidence that blacks have a much higher prevalence rate of this disease. They also tend to have a more severe clinical course. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in blacks. The number of blacks in Connecticut with glaucoma is estimated to be between 14,000 and 21,000, and it is estimated that up to half of these cases are currently undetected. New technology has made screening for glaucoma more practical and cost-effective. This study suggests that glaucoma screening would be beneficial for the black population of Connecticut.
P Palmisano; M Hynes; L Mueller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-26     Completed Date:  2000-04-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Blindness / epidemiology
Connecticut / epidemiology
Cost-Benefit Analysis
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Glaucoma, Open-Angle / economics,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Mass Screening* / economics
Erratum In:
Conn Med 2000 Mar;64(3):188

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