To describe the design of the Barbados Eye Study and report on the prevalence of open angle glaucoma (OAG) in a predominantly black study population.
Population-based prevalence study.
Residents of Barbados, West Indies, identified from a simple random sample of Barbadian-born citizens 40 through 84 years old.
Participants had a comprehensive study visit that included automated perimetry, applanation tonometry, and fundus photography ; persons with specific examination findings, as well as a 10% sample of participants, were referred for an ophthalmologic examination and additional tests.
A diagnosis of OAG required both visual field and optic disc criteria for glaucoma damage after excluding other causes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Glaucome angle ouvert, Prévalence, Négroïde, Etude statistique, Barbade, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Oeil pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Open angle glaucoma, Prevalence, Negroid, Statistical study, Barbados, West Indies, Central America, America, Human, Epidemiology, Eye disease
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Cote : 94-0539060
Code Inist : 002B09J. Création : 199501.