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A Profile of Central Corneal Thickness (CCT) in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Trinidad and Tobago and the Implications

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.553

INTRODUCTION

It is well documented that both the prevalence and progression of glaucoma have greater tendencies in patients of Caribbean Descent (1, 2). Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) occurs 10 years earlier, progresses faster and treatment modalities are less efficacious in our ethnicity (1). Thin corneas have been demonstrated as a strong independent predictor for the development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy following multivariate analysis (3, 4). The risk of developing POAG doubled for every 40 μm decrease in central corneal thickness (CCT) from the overall mean of 573.3 μm (5, 6). The aim of the study was to profile the central corneal thickness within our patient population, assess the risk and outline the implications.

 

Accepted: 
30 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 08 May, 2017

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