What is the prevalence of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Albert P Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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AAC is more common in older individuals. Among persons older than 40 years, AAC is more common in Inuit and Asian persons, less common in whites, and least common in blacks. While AACG usually accounts for a small proportion of glaucoma cases in the general population, it accounts for significant number of glaucoma cases among persons of Eastern Asian and Southeast Asian descent. It is more common among women and individuals with hyperopia. Individuals with family history of AAC or who have had AAC in one eye are also at a higher risk. [2, 5]


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