Prevalence of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Patients with Hypertension

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Patients with Hypertension

  • Archana Pushpakaran Associate Professor, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Kochi
  • Sedhu P.A Professor, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Kochi
  • Ashwati Sankar Assistant Professor, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Kochi
  • Cyriac Kurien Professor & HOD, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Kochi
Keywords: Glaucoma, Primary open angle glaucoma, hypertension

Abstract

Background: Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. It is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in the adult population worldwide.Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy. The present study was conducted to assess prevalence of primary open angle glaucoma in patients with hypertension.Subjects and Methods:This cross- sectional study was conducted in outpatient department of SreeNarayana Institute of Medical Sciences. A total of 100 patients with hypertension were included in the study. Prevalence of primary open angle glaucoma in patients with HTN was recorded.Results:Out of 100,59 were males and 41 were females. Among the 100 hypertensive patients, 5% of patients had POAG. Among POAG, 3 were males and 2 were females. The percentage of patients with IOP between 8-21 was 95%, I0P >21 was 5% in right eye. The percentage of patients with IOP in between 8-21 was 95%, IOP >21 was 5% in left eye.Conclusion:High myopia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus has been associated with POAG, however, direct and convincing evidences are still lacking.

Published
2020-04-29
How to Cite
Archana Pushpakaran, Sedhu P.A, Ashwati Sankar, & Cyriac Kurien. (2020). Prevalence of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Patients with Hypertension. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 9(1), OT09-OT11. Retrieved from http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1403
Section
Ophthalmology