Patients progress from ocular hypertension to glaucoma at high medical cost

Boyle, Erin
May 2008
Primary Care Optometry News;May2008, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p16
The article reports on a study on the medical costs involved in patient progress from ocular hypertension to glaucoma, presented at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting by Dr. Louis R. Pasquale and his colleagues. This involved 1,055 patients who passed from intraocular pressure (IOP) to open-angle glaucoma and 2,110 patients who did not transition, in 1998 to 2005 with an average age of 57. The study reported medical cost increase from this transition.


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