Citation:Chen SJ,Lu P,Zhang WF,Lu JH.High myopia as a risk factor in primary open angle glaucoma.Int J Ophthalmol 2012;5(6):750-753,doi:10.3980/j.issn.2222-3959.2012.06.18
High myopia as a risk factor in primary open angle glaucoma
Received:May 25, 2012  Revised:November 25, 2012
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DOI:10.3980/j.issn.2222-3959.2012.06.18
Key Words:high myopia primary open angle glaucoma; risk factor
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Sheng-Ju Chen Department of Ophthalmology, the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou , Gansu Province, China
Peng Lu Department of Ophthalmology, the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou , Gansu Province, China
Wen-Fang Zhang Department of Ophthalmology, the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou , Gansu Province, China
Jian-Hua Lu Department of Ophthalmology, the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou , Gansu Province, China
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Abstract:
      Glaucoma, one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in the adult population worldwide, is a progressive optic neuropathy. Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) is the most commonly reported type of glaucoma in population based prevalence studies worldwide. Elevated intraocular pressure is a well-known major risk factor for POAG. In addition, there is growing evidence that other risk factors like age, gender, race, refractive error, heredity and systemic factors may play a role in glaucoma pathogenesis. Many studies found that high myopia has been associated with POAG, however, direct and convincing evidences are still lacking. The aim of this review is to summarize the evidences implicating high myopia as a risk factor in the pathogenesis of POAG.
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