Anxiety and Depression on progression to glaucoma among glau
A Study was conducted to assess the impact of anxiety and depression in the risk of converting to glaucoma in a cohort of glaucoma suspects followed over time.

The study included a retrospective cohort of subjects with diagnosis of glaucoma suspect at baseline, extracted from the Duke Glaucoma Registry. The presence of anxiety and depression was defined based on electronic health records billing codes, medical history and problem list.

--A total of 3259 glaucoma suspects followed for an average of 3.60 years were included in this cohort, of which 911 were diagnosed with glaucoma during follow-up.
--Prevalence of anxiety and depression were 32% and 33%, respectively.
--Diagnoses of anxiety, or concomitant anxiety and depression were significantly associated with risk of converting to glaucoma over time.

Conclusively, a history of anxiety or both anxiety and depression in glaucoma suspects was associated with developing glaucoma during follow-up.