A retrospective survey of childhood glaucoma prevalence according to Childhood Glaucoma Research Network classification

Ambika Hoguet, Alana Grajewski, Elizabeth A. Hodapp, Ta Chen Peter Chang

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN) classification system and describe the prevalence of each subtype according to this classification. Materials and Methods: Retrospectively, the medical records of 205 consecutive childhood glaucoma and glaucoma suspect patients at an urban tertiary care center were reviewed. The initial diagnosis and new diagnosis according to CGRN classification were recorded. Results: All patients fit one of the seven categories of the new classification. Seventy-one percent of diagnoses were changed upon reclassification. Twenty-three percent of patients had primary glaucoma (juvenile open-angle glaucoma and primary congenital glaucoma [PCG]); 36% had secondary glaucoma (glaucoma associated with nonacquired ocular anomalies; glaucoma associated with nonacquired systemic disease or syndrome; glaucoma associated with acquired condition; and glaucoma following cataract surgery); and 39% were glaucoma suspect. Of the patients diagnosed with glaucoma, PCG was the most common diagnosis, seen in 32% of patients. Conclusion: The CGRN classification provides a useful method of classifying childhood glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalIndian journal of ophthalmology
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Childhood glaucoma
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma categorization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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