Baseline risk factors for the development of primary open-angle glaucoma in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study.

Journal Article

PURPOSE: Higher baseline pattern standard deviation (PSD) and larger vertical cup-to-disk ratio (VC/D) were factors in the predictive model for the development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. Because early changes in PSD and VC/D may be indicative of early POAG damage, we repeated the prediction model excluding PSD and VC/D. DESIGN: Reanalysis of baseline factors for the development of POAG. METHODS: We compared the hazard ratios for baseline factors predictive of POAG in the multivariate Cox proportional hazards model that included PSD and VC/D and in the model that excluded them. RESULTS: Hazard ratios for baseline factors predictive of POAG in Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study were not substantially affected by the inclusion or exclusion of PSD and VC/D in the proportional hazards model. CONCLUSION: Whether PSD or VC/D was included in the Cox proportional hazards model, the same baseline factors were statistically significant and their hazard ratios were essentially similar.

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Cited Authors

  • Coleman, AL; Gordon, MO; Beiser, JA; Kass, MA; Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study,

Duke Contributors

Published Date

  • October 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 138 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 684 - 685

PubMed ID

  • 15488816

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajo.2004.05.030

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States