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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B61/S25.073

THE INFLUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGES IN ACUTE GLAUCOMA

Jurja S., Negreanu-Pirjol T., Negreanu-Pirjol B.S., Roncea F., Sirbu R., Lepadatu A.C.
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-20-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 1, 535-542 pp

ABSTRACT
The importance of pathological effects of the weather type was noticed starting from Hippocratic times. The tendency revealed by the last decades of increased frequency of the extreme meteorological phenomenons made us look for the impact of weather changes on acute glaucoma. Our study included a number of 174 cases of patients, presented in Ophthalmology Department from Constanta Emergency Hospital, between 2004 and 2013, for acute glaucoma. Acute glaucoma represents a major ophthalmological emergency, which requires urgent hospital presentation. The phase’s survey offers the advantage of synthetically vision on the situation of all meteorological factors and the opportunity to study glaucoma during stable or changing weather. The analysis of acute glaucoma was made thinking about the hypothesis of some weather conditions responsible for the crisis onset, revealing the trigger role of some environmental factors: increasing temperature, atmospherically pressure, Thom and Miss Index, cloudy weather and weather changes in acute glaucoma onset. The results obtained emphasize that climate changes have an obvious role in generating acute
glaucoma.

Keywords: climate changes, meteorological factors, acute glaucoma, survey phase