Prevalence of Neovascular Glaucoma in Srinagarind Hospital

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Charunya Kaewkraisorn
Niphon Sayawat

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Objective: To review prevalence and  causes of neovascular glaucoma   in the past five years at Srinagarind  Hospital.

Design : Retrospective descriptive analysis.

Materials and Methods: Medical records were reviewed between January 1, 2008 - December  31, 2012 in Srinagarind hospital, Khon Kaen University. The diagnosis of glaucoma was based on the presence of NVG of any causes.

Results : A total of 91eyes from74patients were studied(57% male, 43% female). The mean patient age  was 61.1 years and the  The overall prevalence of neovascular glaucoma  was 0.012 %  The most common etiology was proliferative diabetic retinopathy ( 60.4 %) followed by central retinal vein occlusion ( 35.1 % ), branch retinal vein occlusion ( 4.3% ),retinal vasculitis ( 3.3% ), ocular ischemic syndrome (2.2% ) and carotis cavernous fistular( 2.2% ).   

Conclusions: The prevalence of neovascular glaucoma at Srinagarind hospital was 0.012 %. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy  was  the most common cause.

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