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Glaucoma study explores under-diagnosis

Retinal vein occlusion patients were often not identified as glaucoma suspects

A study has examined the rates of glaucoma-related diagnoses in patients with retinal vein occlusions and compared rates with patients living with bilateral dry eye.

The research, which was published in Eye, also explored potential under-diagnosis of glaucoma and related conditions in patients with retinal vein occlusions.

It found that patients with retinal vein occlusions have higher rates of diagnosed glaucoma when compared those who have dry eye.

However, researchers said retinal vein occlusion patients with clinical findings associated with glaucoma risk were often not identified as glaucoma suspects, which suggested a relative under-diagnosis.

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