Prevalence of end-of-life visual impairment in patients followed for glaucoma

Paul J. G. Ernest*, Michiel J. W. M. Busch, Carroll A. B. Webers, Henny J. M. Beckers, Fred Hendrikse, Martin H. Prins, Jan S. A. G. Schouten

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Purpose: To assess the prevalence of end-of-life visual impairment in patients followed for glaucoma. Methods: Data of 122 patients followed for glaucoma who had died between July 2008 and July 2010 and who had visited the ophthalmology outpatient department of a large non-academic Dutch hospital were collected from the medical files. Sixty-one patients had open-angle glaucoma (OAG), and 61 patients were suspect for glaucoma or had ocular hypertension (OHT). Visual impairment was defined as a mean deviation value
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-743
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • glaucoma
  • lifetime outcome
  • ocular hypertension
  • visual impairment

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