The prevalence of primary angle closure glaucoma in European derived populations: a systematic review
British Journal of Ophthalmology, 06/22/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Day AC et al. – This analysis provides a current evidence–based estimate of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) prevalence in European derived populations and suggests there are 130,000 people in the UK, 1.60 million people in Europe and 581,000 people in the USA with PACG today. Accounting for ageing population structures, cases are predicted to increase by 19% in the UK, 9% in Europe and 18% in the USA within the next decade. PACG is more common than previously thought, and all primary glaucoma cases should be considered to be PACG until the anterior chamber angle is shown to be open on gonioscopy.