JUL 31, 2012
Subspecialty Day 2011: Glaucoma
Dr. Michael Kass presents 10-year data from the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS). The 10-year incidence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) among treated and untreated patients was considered among 3 groups with varying levels of baseline risk. In all groups medical treatment reduced the 10-year incidence of POAG by about 50%, with the absolute reduction in the high-risk group being greatest. The effect of treatment was consistent across all patient populations studied, most notably African Americans.