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Angle Closure Glaucoma – Rupert Bourne & Jane Bell (18:35)

Rupert Bourne, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon from Cambridgeshire, has been raising awareness about a form of Glaucoma especially common in East Asia. Here he compares the disease to other forms of Glaucoma, discusses the treatments for it and explains why people of certain parentage may be particularly at risk.

First published in DOCET OQ79 (2011).

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    To provide listeners with:

    • An outline of the prevalence of primary angle closure glaucoma, particularly among patients of Asian origin
    • An understanding of the differences between primary angle closure glaucoma and primary open angle glaucoma
    • An outline of the global status of the condition, changes in how it's defined, and identification and treatment

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      • Bourne RR (2006) Worldwide glaucoma through the looking glassBr J Ophthalmol 90(3), 253-4
      • Foster PJ, Devereux JG, Alsbirk PH et al. (2000) Detection of gonioscopically occludable angles and primary angle closure glaucoma by estimation of limbal chamber depth in Asians: modified grading scheme. Br J Ophthalmol 84, 186-192
      • Kugler Publications (2006) WGA Consensus Series 3: Angle Closure and Angle Closure Glaucoma.
      • Quigley HA, Broman AT (2006) The number of people with glaucoma worldwide in 2010 and 2020. Br J Ophthalmol 90(3), 262-7

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