Screening for Glaucoma in Namil Area, South Korea
The purpose of this study is to study the prevalence of glaucoma in Korea, the investigators selected Namil area in Geumsan city, located in central Korea. The residents aged over 40 in this area are to be recruited to full ophthalmologic examination to detect and classify the glaucoma.
Optic Nerve Head
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Epidemiologic Study for the Prevalence of Glaucoma in Namil Area, Geumsan City, South Korea|
- Prevalence of glaucoma in Namil area [ Time Frame: cross-sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Clinical factors associated with the glaucoma [ Time Frame: cross-sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Screening includes following examinations; Questionaire and Consent form, Visual acuity test, Auto-refraction, IOL Master measurement, Pachymetry, FDT Perimetry, Fundus Photography, Slit lamp examination, Goldmann applanation Tonometry, Gonioscopy, and Binocular optic disc evaluation. For the cases showing any abnormality in FDT perimetry, optic disc morphology, or intraocular pressure, Humphrey automated visual field test is to be performed as an extended examination. Finally, optic nerve head evaluation by OCT or GDx analyzer is to be used as a confirmation test, as well as additional Humphrey visual field test.
|Korea, Republic of|
|Yongdong Severance Hospital|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-720|
|Principal Investigator:||Gong-je Seong, MD, PhD||Korean Glaucoma Society|