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Visual field tests for glaucoma patients decreasing, especially among Hispanics
Visual field tests for glaucoma patients decreasing, especially among Hispanics

(December 10, 2012 - Insidermedicine)

From Michigan - Visual field testing for glaucoma patients has declined among all ethnic groups in the US, and especially among Hispanics, according to a report published in the Archives of Ophthalmology. Researchers reviewed data on nearly 150,000 glaucoma patients to determine how often visual field testing is performed. They found that from 2001-2009, the odds of undergoing visual field testing for glaucoma decreased for all racial groups. Visual field testing decreased by 63% in Hispanic men and 57% for Hispanic women

 
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