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Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2013)

A clinical investigation on ocular hypertension, primary open angle glaucoma, and normal tension glaucoma as measured central corneal thickness

Author(s):
Dr. T. Sadasiva Rao and Dr. Sonali Vijay Kimmatkar
Abstract:
Background and Objective: Glaucoma refers to a variety of diseases that involve the progressive harm to the optic nerve. The objective of this study is to measure the central corneal thickness in individuals who have been diagnosed with normal-tension glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension, and in those who are healthy.
Materials and Methods: In this prospective observational study, individuals with primary open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension, and normal tension glaucoma provided data. There are 100 patients in the sample size of the current investigation. The investigation was conducted at Tagore Medical College's radiodiagnosis department in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The poll was conducted between January and December of 2012. After receiving approval from the institute's ethics committee and gaining the parents' signed consent, this study was carried out. Every specimen was collected, and measurements were taken.
Results: The participants' ages ranged from 42 to 78 in this study's sample of 100 patients. The ages of the patients ranged from 40 to 49 for 19 individuals, 50 to 59 for 48, 60 to 69 for 20 subjects, and 70+ for 13 subjects. There were 63 men and 37 females in the 100 patients that participated in this research. There was a relationship between age and gender in this research. The peak age group for both men and females was 50–59 years old, with the former group being the largest proportion of cases. There was a robust correlation between age and gender in the statistical study. There were no significant differences between the sexes, and there was also no association with age.
Conclusion: The CCT was significantly higher in OHT patients compared to controls and POAG patients in this randomised comparison study, whereas it was significantly lower in normal-tension glaucoma patients. No significant difference is seen between the control group and the patients whose angles are primary open.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. T. Sadasiva Rao, Dr. Sonali Vijay Kimmatkar. A clinical investigation on ocular hypertension, primary open angle glaucoma, and normal tension glaucoma as measured central corneal thickness. Pharma Innovation 2013;2(2):184-189.

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