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Title: Oman Eye Study 2005: prevalence and determinants of glaucoma
Authors: Khandekar, R.
Jaffer, M.A.
Al Raisi, A.
Zutshi, R.
Mahabaleshwar, M.
Shah, R.
Choudhury, A.H.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: This community-based study was carried out to estimate the prevalence and identify the determinants of glaucoma in the Omani population in 2005-06. Residents of 75 randomly selected houses in 25 clusters participated in the survey. We interviewed and examined 3324 individuals aged >/= 30 years in their homes and in eye clinics to note personal details, glaucoma status and presence of selected risk factors: 180 were diagnosed as having glaucoma. Projected prevalence of glaucoma among the Omani population >/= 30 years was 4.75%. Open angle and angle closure types of glaucoma contributed 40.6% and 37.8% respectively. History of hypertension was negatively, and older age and family history of glaucoma were positively, associated with glaucoma
Description: 1349-1359
Keywords: Glaucoma
Risk Factors
Age Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Surveys
Mass Screening
Subject: Glaucoma
ISSN: 1020-3397
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