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Glaucoma subtypes in ethiopian clinic patients.
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PMID:  23358209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Until population-based data become available in Ethiopia, hospital-based studies may reflect the distribution of the subtypes of glaucoma in certain parts of the country.
PURPOSE: : The main aim of this study was to determine the subtypes of glaucoma in Jimma University Hospital, Ethiopia.
METHODS: : A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Jimma University Hospital from April 1, 2007 to March 30, 2008. The study population consisted of 335 consecutive new and follow-up patients with glaucoma diagnosed based on strict objective criteria.
RESULTS: : The mean (SD) age of the study patients was 57.0 (12.7) years (range, 8 to 90 y). The male to female ratio was 2.7:1. The 2 most common subtypes of glaucoma found were exfoliation glaucoma (35.2%) and primary open angle glaucoma (32.8%). Primary angle closure glaucoma was diagnosed in 18.5% of patients.
CONCLUSIONS: : The finding of exfoliation glaucoma as the most common subtype of glaucoma in the present clinic-based study is interesting. Such observation has never been reported from anywhere in Africa. We recommend community-based surveys to define the real distribution of the glaucoma subtypes in Ethiopia.
Addis Tenkir; Berhan Solomon; Amare Deribew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of glaucoma     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1536-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Glaucoma     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300903     Medline TA:  J Glaucoma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Departments of Ophthalmology †Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.
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