Journal article

Comparison of Factors Associated With Occludable Angle Between American Caucasians and Ethnic Chinese

Ye Elaine Wang, Yingjie Li, Dandan Wang, Mingguang He, Shan Lin

Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine if factors associated with gonioscopy-determined occludable angle among American Caucasians are similar to those found in ethnic Chinese. METHODS: This is a prospective cross-sectional study with 120 American Caucasian, 116 American Chinese, and 116 mainland Chinese subjects. All three groups were matched for sex and age (40-80 years). Gonioscopy was performed for each subject (occludable angles = posterior trabecular meshwork not visible for ≥2 quadrants). Anterior segment optical coherence tomography and customized software was used to measure anterior segment biometry and iris parameters, including anterior chamber depth/width (ACD, ACW), lens vault (LV), and iris th..

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Grants

Awarded by National Eye Institute Core Grant for Vision Research


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by National Eye Institute Core Grant for Vision Research (Grant EY002162), Research to Prevent Blindness, That Man May See, Inc., and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant 81260147). The sponsor or funding organization had no role in the design or conduct of this research.