Table 1

Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with POAG (n = 132)
N Mean (SD) or % Range
Socio-demographic
Gender
Female (%) 61 46.2%
Male (%) 71 53.8% -
Age, mean (SD) 132 71.8 (11.0) 27.6 - 93.5
Living conditions
Living alone (%) 49 37.1% -
Not living alone (%) 83 62.9%
Employment
Currently employed (%) 27 20.5% -
Retired (%) 105 79.5%
Clinical
Years since POAG diagnosis, mean (SD) 128 14.3 (8.9) 0.28 - 40.6
Type of glaucoma*
High tension 115 87.1% -
Normal Tension 17 12.9%
Currently using eye-drops (%)
Yes 122 92.4% -
No 10 7.6%
Failed depression screener (%)
Yes 10 7.6% -
No 122 92.4%
Visual
IVF , mean (SD)** 124 33.6 (37.6) 0 - 104
Better-seeing eye VA (logMAR), mean (SD) 132 0.3 (0.4) −0.2 - 2.3
VAB (logMAR), mean (SD) 132 0.2 (0.4) −0.18 - 1.85
Best-eye mean deviation, mean (SD) 101 −11.5 (8.2) −29.6 – 1.10
Worse-eye mean deviation, mean (SD) 122 −18.9 (8.2) −31.9 – 0.4

* High and normal tension glaucoma defined on the basis of intraocular pressure (normal: 10–21 mm Hg; high: >21 mm Hg).

**Higher values represent increasing visual field loss. 8 patients were unable to score a reliable VF test due to low vision (n = 124/132).

IVF = integrated visual field score.

VAB = binocular visual acuity.

Bozzani et al.

Bozzani et al. BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:43   doi:10.1186/1471-2415-12-43

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