Racial Disparities in Glaucoma: From Epidemiology to Pathophysiology

Carla J. Siegfried, Ying Bo Shui

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Among individuals of African and Latinx descent compared to those of European background, there is a higher prevalence, earlier onset, more rapid progression of primary open angle glaucoma and greater incidence of blindness. Although some suggest that outreach, education and screening programs may expand earlier diagnosis, and attention to access, cost of treatment, and adherence will improve outcomes, there is increasing evidence of genetic and physiologic differences which may be associated with these disease disparities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalMissouri Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


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