Body Mass Index and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

  • Jinghong Sang
  • Qian Zhang
  • Huaizhou Wang
  • Diya Yang
  • Ningli WangEmail author
Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 1)


Glaucomatous optic neuropathy is the most common cause of irreversible blindness worldwide [1]. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is characterized by typical glaucomatous optic nerve damage and visual field defects. The elevation of IOP has long been considered as the major risk factor for glaucoma. However, the intraocular pressure of patients within normal range could also be affected with glaucoma, known as normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) [2]. High-tension glaucoma (HTG) and normal-tension glaucoma are the two subtypes of POAG.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinghong Sang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qian Zhang
    • 3
  • Huaizhou Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Diya Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ningli Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Beijing Institute of OphthalmologyBeijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Key LaboratoryBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Nutrition, Beijing Tongren HospitalCapital Medical UniversityBeijingChina

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