Journal article

Rationale and protocol for the 7-and 8-year longitudinal assessments of eye health in a cohort of young adults in the Raine Study

Samantha Sze-Yee Lee, Gareth Lingham, Seyhan Yazar, Paul G Sanfilippo, Jason Charng, Fred K Chen, Alex W Hewitt, Fletcher Ng, Christopher Hammond, Leon M Straker, Peter R Eastwood, Stuart MacGregor, Kathryn A Rose, Robyn M Lucas, Jeremy A Guggenheim, Seang-Mei Saw, Minas T Coroneo, Mingguang He, David A Mackey

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Eye diseases and visual impairment more commonly affect elderly adults, thus, the majority of ophthalmic cohort studies have focused on older adults. Cohort studies on the ocular health of younger adults, on the other hand, have been few. The Raine Study is a longitudinal study that has been following a cohort since their birth in 1989-1991. As part of the 20-year follow-up of the Raine Study, participants underwent a comprehensive eye examination. As part of the 27- and 28-year follow-ups, eye assessments are being conducted and the data collected will be compared with those of the 20-year follow-up. This will provide an estimate of population incidence and updated prevalence ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia

Awarded by NHMRC, Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The core management of the Raine Study is funded by the University of Western Australia, Australia; the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Australia; Raine Medical Research Foundation, Australia; Women's and Infant's Research Foundation, Australia; Curtin University, Australia; Murdoch University, Australia; Edith Cowan University, Australia; and the University of Notre Dame, Australia. The Generation-2 20--year follow--up of the Raine Study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia: project grant no.: 1 021 105. The Generation-2 28--year follow--up of the Raine Study was funded by the NHMRC, Australia: project grants 1 121 979 and 1 126 494. The NHMRC additionally supported SY (Early Career Fellowship), PGS (Early Career Fellowship), FKC (MRFF Career Development Fellowship), AWH (Practitioner Fellowship), SM (Senior Research Fellowship) and PRE (Senior Research Fellowship)