Routine Glaucoma Screening Program May Benefit Middle-Age African American Patients
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Boston (March 12, 2012) – Implementing a routine national glaucoma screening program for middle-age African American patients may be clinically effective; however its potential effect on reducing visual impairment and blindness may be modest, according to a computer-based mathematical model reported in the March issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
(Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130:365-372. This press release was prepared by the JAMA/Archives Communication staff.)
Funding for this research was provided through a Physician Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness and a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.
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