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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Socio-demographic factors causing visual impairment in Egyptian glaucoma patients

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Session Details

Session Title: Orbis Free Paper Session

Session Date/Time: Monday 12/09/2016 | 11:30-12:45

Paper Time: 12:11

Venue: Room B10

First Author: : W.Mahran EGYPT

Co Author(s): :    A. Saif El Din   S. Aboud   M. Desokey              

Abstract Details


There is scarcity of data about blindness and visual impairment related to glaucoma in Egypt. This study aims to evaluate socio-demographic factors responsible for vision impairment and blindness among glaucoma patients.


Beni Suef University Hospital and Fayoum Uniuversity Hospital


This was an observational cross-sectional study. Socio-demographic data and information about glaucoma were obtained through face-to-face semi-structured questionnaires.


A total of 300 patients were interviewed. 32.7% were males and 67.3% were females with ages ranging from 24 to 88 years. Our study has shown that 29.3% were blind while 66.0% were visually impaired due to glaucoma. Many factors including age, education, occupation, hypertension, cataract, and onset of glaucoma significantly influenced visual outcome among glaucoma patients. Out of study participants, 63.0% paid for treatment of glaucoma.


Blindness and visual impairment is common sequences among glaucoma patients. Many factors have a significant impact on development of sight-threatening complications among glaucoma patients.

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