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Diagnosis of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma—Reply

Hussein Hollands, MD, MSc (Epid)1; Davin Johnson, MD1; Delan Jinapriya, MD, FRCSC1
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1Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
JAMA. 2013;310(10):1074-1075. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.246456.
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In Reply The criterion standard for measurement of intraocular pressure is GAT. Dr Huang and colleagues state that general physicians should be cautious when using a commonly accepted threshold intraocular pressure of 22 mm Hg if measurements were not performed using GAT. All studies in our meta-analysis used GAT under rigorous conditions. The results of our meta-analysis showed that intraocular pressure measured with GAT is not a useful single screening tool for glaucoma even when measured under study conditions.

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September 11, 2013
Jinhai Huang, MD; Giacomo Savini, MD; Qinmei Wang, MD
1School of Optometry and Ophthalmology and Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
2G. B. Bietti Eye Foundation-IRCCS, Rome, Italy
JAMA. 2013;310(10):1074. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.246451.
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