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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


A comparative study of fasting serum lipid profile between glaucoma patients and controls


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Research Article

Author Details : Munish Dhawan*, S P Singh, Swapnil Kamble, Nithiya Joe Babu*

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 367-369


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Abstract

Glaucoma constitutes 10% of blindness worldwide which is the third most common cause of blindness with majority of people being undiagnosed in developing countries.
Aims: To assess and compare serum lipid profile between normotensive, non diabetic POAG patients and normotensive, non diabetic non glaucoma controls.
Results: 1: Mean total cholesterol levels were (219±60.010) mg/dl and (191.26±43.167) mg/dl in glaucoma patients and controls respectively and the difference was statistically significant (p < 0>
Conclusion: Higher total cholesterol levels and LDL-C levels were found in glaucoma patients as compared to controls. While there was no significant difference of serum triglycerides, HDL-C, VLDL-C levels between both the groups.

Keywords: Age, Glaucoma, Lipid profile, Open angle, Total cholesterol.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijceo.2019.087

How to cite : Dhawan M, Singh S P, Kamble S, Babu N J, A comparative study of fasting serum lipid profile between glaucoma patients and controls. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019;5(3):367-369

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