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Incidence and Prevalence of Glaucoma in Georgia


Salome Tabatadze, Nino Tkhelidze, Otar Vasadze

Rubric:Life Sciences


Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and is associ­ated with a reduced quality of life. Patients with arterial hypertension, diabetes, family history, age more than 50 years are at an increased risk of glaucoma.

The current number of persons (aged 40–80 years) with glaucoma worldwide is 64.3 million and is expected to increase to 111.8 million in 2040. Asia accounts for the largest number of glaucoma cases despite having the lower prevalence of glaucoma.

The aim of our investigation was to study the incidence and prevalence of Glaucoma in Georgia, its specific share compared to other eye diseases. The obtained epidemiologic data were adjusted by age, sex and regions.




Salome Tabatadze, Nino Tkhelidze, Otar Vasadze


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