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Title: Island wide survey on Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma (AACG) incidence in Singapore
Authors: Seah, S.K.L.
Chew, P.T.K. 
Oen, F.T.S.
Fam, H.B.
Jap, A.H.E.
Lim, A.S.M. 
Issue Date: 15-Feb-1996
Citation: Seah, S.K.L., Chew, P.T.K., Oen, F.T.S., Fam, H.B., Jap, A.H.E., Lim, A.S.M. (1996-02-15). Island wide survey on Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma (AACG) incidence in Singapore. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 37 (3) : S35-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Purpose. To determine the incidence and racial distribution of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma (AACG) in Singapore. Method. The study in which all practising Ophthalmologists in Singapore are participants spans a one year period from 1 March 1995 to 29 February 1996. Upon diagnosis, all cases of AACG are notified to a central registry where patients' demographic data and clinical details ( duration of attack, level of IOP, visual acuity ) are recorded. Weather conditions are also noted to see if there is any correlation between AACG and ambient light. Results. Between 1 March and 31 October 1995, 142 cases of AACG attacks were notified. The mean age was 63.9 +/- 10.4 years (Range : 38-84 years) and there were 105 females and 37 males. The racial distribution of the cases versus our population was 132 Chinese (93 % vs 78 %), 7 Malays (5 % vs 14 %) and 3 Indians (2 % vs 7 %). Mean duration of attack before consultation was 13.2 +/- 23.5 days (Range : 1-90 days). The presenting IOP has a mean of 52.6 +/- 14.3 mm Hg (Range : 12-80 mm Hg). Seventy-one cases (50 %) presented during rainy days. Conclusions. At the end of our survey, we should be able to obtain an accurate incidence of AACG in Singapore. It appears that there is an increase in incidence of AACG among Chinese as compared with other racial groups.
Source Title: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133044
ISSN: 01460404
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