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Glaucoma is the third cause of blindness after cataracts and refractive disorders. About 4.5 million people worldwide suffer from blindness due to primary glaucoma. A study on the characteristics of primary glaucoma in Eye Clinic at RA Basoeni Mojokerto Hospital in the period of January-December 2016 had been performed in a descriptive cross sectional retropective study, observing: glaucoma type, gender, age, laterality, visual acuity, and intra ocular pressure (IOP). The type of primary glaucoma that most patients experienced was primary closed angle glaucoma. In primary open-angle glaucoma, the number of male patients was almost the same as female patients. Whereas, in primary closed-angle glaucoma, there were more female patients than male. Primary glaucoma patients, both open and closed, were mostly >60 years old. Both primary open and closed angle glaucoma occurred mostly bilaterally. The highest visual acuity of primary glaucoma patients was mild vision loss and near-total vision loss. More glaucoma patients had IOP >21 mmHg, both in right and left eye.

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Glaucoma characteristics type of glaucoma gender age laterality visual acuity IOP

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Rayungsista, A. (2018). Characteristics of Primary Glaucoma in Eye Outpatient Clinic of RA Basoeni Hospital, Mojokerto, Indonesia. Folia Medica Indonesiana, 54(3), 172–178. https://doi.org/10.20473/fmi.v54i3.10007

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