Glaucoma patients have high rate of anxiety, depression

Bechtel, Bryan; Boyle, Erin L.; Hasson, Matt; Nale, Pat
January 2009
Ocular Surgery News;1/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on the rate of anxiety and depression in glaucoma patients. It references a study published in the 2008 issue of the "Journal of Glaucoma." The researchers rated the level of anxiety and depression in such patients in a case-control study in Japan. It was found that the 10.9 percent prevalence of depression was significantly higher in glaucoma patients than the 5.2 percent prevalence in the control group.


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