Follow-up of angle-closure glaucoma suspects.

PubMed ID: 8442493

Author(s): Wilensky JT, Kaufman PL, Frohlichstein D, Gieser DK, Kass MA, Ritch R, Anderson R. Follow-up of angle-closure glaucoma suspects. Am J Ophthalmol. 1993 Mar 15;115(3):338-46.

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 115, Issue 3, Mar 1993

One hundred twenty-nine patients thought to be at risk for developing angle-closure glaucoma underwent a baseline examination, which included gonioscopy, refraction, anterior chamber pachymetry, ultrasound biometry, and an angle-closure provocative test. Patients were then followed up with no treatment. Mean follow-up was 2.7 years with a range up to six years. Twenty-five patients developed angle closure in at least one eye during the follow-up period, but in most (17 of the 25 patients), the angle closure was nonacute (that is, no clinical signs or symptoms and no increase in intraocular pressure). None of the test factors studied showed a high sensitivity or positive predictive accuracy in detecting the eyes that later developed angle closure.