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Pertl, L; Mossböck, G; Wedrich, A; Weger, M; Königsbrügge, O; Silbernagel, G; Posch, F.
Triglycerides and Open Angle Glaucoma - A Meta-analysis with meta-regression.
Sci Rep. 2017; 7(1): 7829-7829. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08295-1 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Leading authors Med Uni Graz
Posch-Pertl Laura
Co-authors Med Uni Graz
Mossböck Georg
Posch Florian
Silbernagel Günther
Wedrich Andreas
Weger Martin

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Although intraocular pressure is the main the risk factor for the development of glaucoma, other risk factors such as vascular dysfunction might play an additional pathogenic role. Hypertriglyceridemia, which may lead to vascular dysfunction, has been implicated in the development of glaucoma. The objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate the association of triglyceride levels with the risk of glaucoma in case-control studies. Seventeen case-control studies were included investigating the difference in triglyceride levels in patients with glaucoma (N = 1 391) compared to subjects without glaucoma (N = 25 575). In random effects meta-analysis, the pooled mean triglyceride level across all studies and patients with and without glaucoma was 132.9 mg/dL (95%CI: 124.0-141.7). Patients with glaucoma had significantly higher mean triglyceride levels than patients without glaucoma (absolute difference = 14.2 mg/dL, 95%CI: 5.8-22.5, p < 0.0001). A considerable amount of heterogeneity of included studies was observed (I2 = 66.2%, heterogeneity χ2 = 47.4 on 16 degrees of freedom, p < 0.0001). In conclusion, this meta-analysis of case-control studies found that patients with glaucoma had higher mean triglyceride levels than patients without glaucoma. This finding is consistent with the concept that hypertriglyceridemia represents an additional risk factor for glaucoma. Whether this association is causal and/or might be modified by glaucoma medications remains to be investigated.

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