Ethics of a Clinical Study on the Incidence of Primary Open-angle Glaucoma in a Tertiary Care Hospital
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Aim: To study the incidence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in a tertiary care hospital. Material and methods: The present study was conducted on the patients diagnosed with POAG in the outpatient department for one year. A total of 60 patients were diagnosed with POAG during this study period. Detailed history and thorough ocular and systemic examinations were made. Result: It is evident from this study that POAG is more common in the elderly population, particularly in the fifth decade, with the mean age among all patients being 51.02 + 13.63. Males were affected more than females (the ratio is 3.3:1). The incidence of POAG during the study period was 0.152 among all OPD attendance. Conclusion: To improve the incidence of POAG, population-based screening of POAG is not feasible, but opportunistic screening of POAG can be done in outpatients in elderly, diabetic, hypertensive, and myopic populations when presenting with complaints of reduced vision.
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Deka, R., Bhuyan, J., & Paul, R. S. (2022). Ethics of a Clinical Study on the Incidence of Primary Open-angle Glaucoma in a Tertiary Care Hospital. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ETHICS, TRAUMA & VICTIMOLOGY, 8(01), 11-13. https://doi.org/10.18099/ijetv.v8i01.02
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