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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Prevalence of Open Angle Glaucoma in Australia: Blue Mountains Eye Study

AUTHOR:

Center for Vision Research

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2009

PUBLICATION:

Center for Vision Research

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

The Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) was the first large population-based assessment of visual impairment and common eye diseases of a representative older Australian community sample. The project was conducted in an area that included Katoomba, Leura, Medlow Bath (postcode 2780) and Wentworth Falls (postcode 2782). This area was chosen as its demography is similar to the overall Australian population of this age.