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Article
April 1992

Immune-Related Disease and Normal-Tension GlaucomaA Case-Control Study

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va (Drs Cartwright, Friedberg, and Richards), and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine (Drs Grajewski and Anderson).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(4):500-502. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080160078035
Abstract

• We reviewed the charts of 67 patients with the diagnosis of normal-tension glaucoma listed in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute computer database. These patients were matched with respect to age, race, and sex with an equal number of patients having ocular hypertension. All medical diagnoses in the charts for both groups were tabulated and classified as either immune-related or non-immune-related. Twenty (30%) patients with normal-tension glaucoma had one or more immune-related disease(s) compared with five (8%) patients in the comparison group (P=.00134, McNemar statistic with continuity correction).

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