Hispanic sector sees high risk for open-angle glaucoma

October 1, 2003

Los Angeles-A preliminary analysis of results from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) indicates open-angle glaucoma (OAG) has a high prevalence among older Latinos. In addition, the rate exceeds that found in white populations and is at least comparable with that seen among blacks, said Rohit Varma, MD, MPH.