Journal article

Is measurement of adult height useful in screening for primary angle closure?

L Chang, T Aung, S Low, TY Wong, PT Khaw, PJ Foster

EYE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Adult height is independently related to ocular dimensions and shorter people have shorter globes and shallower anterior chambers. We investigated the relationship between adult height and angle dimensions to explore measuring height as a possible screening test for angle closure. METHODS: A population-based, cross-sectional survey of adult Chinese living in the Tanjong Pagar district, Singapore was conducted. Anterior chamber depth, gonioscopic angle width and height were assessed using standardized protocols. RESULTS: Data were available for 996 persons. Shorter people had shallower anterior chamber depth (2.35 mm for persons 170 cm, P=0.008) and smaller gonioscopic angles (22 ..

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