Glaucoma was less likely to lead to blindness when diagnosed in more recent years
(dailyRx News) Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness around the world, but one new study shows how much improvement has been made, and how much more needs to be made.
This new study showed that patients diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) between 1981 and 2009 had half the rate of blindness as patients diagnosed between 1965 and 1980.
The researchers noted that even with this improvement, the rate of OAG-caused blindness has remained far too high.
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