Glaucoma risk factors: Ocular blood flow

Brent Siesky, Alon Harris, Rita Ehrlich, Nisha Kheradiya, Carlos Rospigliosi Lopez

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The prevalence of glaucoma is 0.7% among 40-49-year-olds and rises over subsequent decades to 7.7% amongst those over 80 years of age As the population of the United States ages, the number of patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) is expected to increase by 50% to 3.36 million in the year 2020. OAG represents an emerging disease with increasing costs and negative impacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Glaucoma Book
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780387766997
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Siesky, B., Harris, A., Ehrlich, R., Kheradiya, N., & Lopez, C. R. (2010). Glaucoma risk factors: Ocular blood flow. In The Glaucoma Book: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care (pp. 111-134). Springer New York.