open-angle glaucoma

Open-Angle Glaucoma

The term POAG stands for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma and it is the most frequently diagnosed form of glaucoma. However, terms can sometimes get confusing as it may involve an overlap with other forms of glaucoma. We will clarify the term in the following article and describe the basics of POAG.

Open-Angle Glaucoma and the Risk of Stroke Development

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/29/2009 - 10:45am

Open-Angle Glaucoma and the Risk of Stroke Development:  A 5-Year Population-Based Follow-Up Study

Background and Purpose—Although open-angle glaucoma (OAG) is associated with some of the risk factors of stroke development, there is still no published study addressing whether Open-Angle Glaucoma increases the risk of stroke development. We investigated the risk of stroke development after a diagnosis of Open-Angle Glaucoma and our results are reported in this article.

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