Higher baseline pattern standard deviation (PSD) and larger vertical cup-to-disk ratio (VC/D) were factors in the predictive model for the development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. Because early changes in PSD and VC/D may be indicative of early POAG damage, we repeated the prediction model excluding PSD and VC/D. Reanalysis of baseline factors for the development of POAG. We compared the hazard ratios for baseline factors predictive of POAG in the multivariate Cox proportional hazards model that included PSD and VC/D and in the model that excluded them. Hazard ratios for baseline factors predictive of POAG in Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study were not substantially affected by the inclusion or exclusion of PSD and VC/D in the proportional hazards model. Whether PSD or VC/D was included in the Cox proportional hazards model, the same baseline factors were statistically significant and their hazard ratios were essentially similar.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American journal of ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Oct 2004|