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This retrospective analysis of the records of 389 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) showed that the earlier a patient was diagnosed with either hypertension or type 2 diabetes, the earlier he/she was diagnosed with POAG. A history of migraine and obstructive sleep apnea was not correlated with age at POAG diagnosis.
The authors suggest that patients with an early onset of type 2 diabetes or hypertension should undergo earlier screening for POAG.