Prevalence and Geographical Variations

Winnie Nolan*, Jennifer L.Y. Yip

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Glaucoma is the commonest cause of irreversible visual morbidity worldwide. The covert nature of the disease requires representative surveys to determine the true burden of glaucoma. Good-quality surveys with standardized definitions and methods are the starting point with which to tackle this global public health problem and in recent decades the number of well-conducted prevalence surveys has increased considerably. However, data from areas such as Latin America and Africa are needed to further quantify this problem. Global and regional strategies can then be developed to address the challenge of glaucoma blindness in the Vision 2020 agenda.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Diagnosis and Therapy
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780702055416
ISBN (Print)9780702051937
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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