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Central corneal thickness in newly diagnosed glaucoma patients in South West Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

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Title
Central corneal thickness in newly diagnosed glaucoma patients in South West Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
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BMC Ophthalmology, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12886-016-0334-x
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Kumale Tolesa, Girum W. Gessesse

Abstract

Reports of central corneal thickness (CCT) among glaucoma patients, particularly for pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PXG) and Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG) are scarce in the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) population. The aim of this study is to evaluate CCT in black patients with newly diagnosed glaucoma and ocular hypertension (OHT) in South West Ethiopia. This was a prospective study undertaken with an ultrasonic pachymeter from June 2014 to February 2015 in Jimma University Specialized Hospital. Patients aged 18 years and older newly diagnosed with glaucoma or OHT were included. A total of 162 eyes of 162 subjects were included. Hundred and fifty five subjects were glaucomatous: (67 PXG, 42 Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG), 28 PACG, 14 Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG), 5 Juvenile Open Angle Glaucoma (JOAG) and 6 (OHT). The mean age was 59.3 ± 12.8 years. For the whole sample, CCT was 518.67 (±39.97) μm. OHT group had significantly greater CCT (576.33 ± 49.32 μm) than the glaucomatous groups (p = 0.004). POAG (506.69 ± 35.08 μm) and NTG (510.79 ± 44.37 μm) groups had thinner CCT than PXG (520.48 ± 38.95 μm), PACG (524.00 ± 37.16 μm), and JOAG (518.00 ± 30.82 μm) groups, but this was not statistically significant (p = 0. 296). There was a statistically significant decline of CCT with advanced age (P = 0.02). There wasn't significant difference of average CCT between the ethnic groups (P = 0.3) and gender (P = 0.064). The mean CCT of Ethiopian glaucoma patients is thinner than Caucasians and similar to those reported from previous studies in Sub Saharan Africa. OHT patients had thicker CCT; there was no statistically significant difference observed in average CCT amongst glaucoma subtypes.

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Unknown 28 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 21%
Student > Postgraduate 5 18%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 3 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 7 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 7 25%

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