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Screening for Glaucoma in Namil Area, South Korea

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Korean Glaucoma Society Identifier:
First received: July 30, 2008
Last updated: August 1, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
The purpose of this study is to study the prevalence of glaucoma in Korea, the investigators selected Namil area in Geumsan city, located in central Korea. The residents aged over 40 in this area are to be recruited to full ophthalmologic examination to detect and classify the glaucoma.

Glaucoma Intraocular Pressure Optic Nerve Head Visual Field

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Epidemiologic Study for the Prevalence of Glaucoma in Namil Area, Geumsan City, South Korea

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Further study details as provided by Korean Glaucoma Society:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of glaucoma in Namil area [ Time Frame: cross-sectional ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical factors associated with the glaucoma [ Time Frame: cross-sectional ]

Enrollment: 1532
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Screening includes following examinations; Questionaire and Consent form, Visual acuity test, Auto-refraction, IOL Master measurement, Pachymetry, FDT Perimetry, Fundus Photography, Slit lamp examination, Goldmann applanation Tonometry, Gonioscopy, and Binocular optic disc evaluation. For the cases showing any abnormality in FDT perimetry, optic disc morphology, or intraocular pressure, Humphrey automated visual field test is to be performed as an extended examination. Finally, optic nerve head evaluation by OCT or GDx analyzer is to be used as a confirmation test, as well as additional Humphrey visual field test.

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All residents aged over 40 in Namil area in Geumsan city

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All residents aged over 40 in Namil area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals registered but not actually living in this area
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00727168

Korea, Republic of
Yongdong Severance Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-720
Sponsors and Collaborators
Korean Glaucoma Society
Principal Investigator: Gong-je Seong, MD, PhD Korean Glaucoma Society
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gong-je Seong, president, Korean Glaucoma Society Identifier: NCT00727168     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CNUH81510-9701
Study First Received: July 30, 2008
Last Updated: August 1, 2008

Keywords provided by Korean Glaucoma Society:
prevalence study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017