1. Changes in glaucoma management following visual field testing and optical coherence tomography

    Changes in glaucoma management following visual field testing and optical coherence tomography

    Background Optimal utilisation of investigations in glaucoma management remains unclear. We aimed to assess whether a temporal association exists between such testing and management changes. Methods Retrospective observational study using nationwide healthcare insurance claims database. Glaucoma outpatient encounters from patients aged ≥40 years with/without Humphrey visual field (HVF) and/or optical coherence tomography (OCT) were identified. An encounter was considered associated with an intervention if surgery occurred within 90 days, or if medication change or laser trabeculoplasty (LT) occurred within 30 days. Results 12 669 324 outpatient encounters of 1 863 748 individuals from 2003 to 2020 were included ...

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