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Vascular risk factors in glaucoma: a review.
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PMID:  20973906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Glaucoma, one of the major causes of blindness in the world, is a progressive optic neuropathy. Elevated intraocular pressure is a well-known major risk factor for glaucoma. In addition, there is growing evidence that vascular factors may play a role in glaucoma pathogenesis. Systemic (e.g. hypertension, diabetes) and ocular vascular factors (e.g. ocular blood flow, ocular perfusion pressure) have been assessed for associations with glaucoma. However, direct and convincing evidence for primary mechanisms of glaucoma is still lacking. The aim of this review is to summarize the evidence implicating vascular factors in the pathogenesis of glaucoma, with particular emphasis on the role of ocular blood flow and ocular circulation as risk factors for primary open angle glaucoma.
Masahide Yanagi; Ryo Kawasaki; Jie Jin Wang; Tien Y Wong; Jonathan Crowston; Yoshiaki Kiuchi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & experimental ophthalmology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1442-9071     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Experiment. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896531     Medline TA:  Clin Experiment Ophthalmol     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology © 2011 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Singapore Eye Research Institute, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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