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Study Shows New Major Risk Factor for Glaucoma

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 8, 2010 4:53:00 PM

Thin Corneas are a Major Risk Factor for Glaucoma

A major national study called the Ocular Hypertension and Treatment Study (OHTS) proved that the thickness of the cornea is one of the most powerful predictors for the development of glaucomaEyes with a corneal thickness of 555 microns or less (thinner corneas) had a 300% greater risk of developing glaucoma than those eyes with a corneal thickness of 588 microns or more.

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Topics: Glaucoma, Glaucoma Specialists Austin, Glaucoma Risk Factors, Cornea, Glaucoma Eye Doctors Austin, Pachymetry, Corneal Thickness

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