Journal article

Prevalence and associations of non-retinopathy ocular conditions among older Australians with self-reported diabetes: The National Eye Health Survey

Joshua Foreman, Stuart Keel, Myra B McGuinness, Jonathan G Crowston, Hugh R Taylor, Mohamed Dirani



AIM: To determine the prevalence and associations of non-retinopathy ocular conditions among older Australian adults with diabetes. METHODS: Multistage random-cluster sampling was used to select 3098 non-indigenous Australians aged 50y or older (46.4% male) and 1738 indigenous Australians aged 40y or older (41.1% male) from all levels of geographic remoteness in Australia. Participants underwent a standardised questionnaire to ascertain diabetes history, and a clinical examination to identify eye disease. We determined the prevalence of uncorrected refractive error, visually significant cataract, cataract surgery, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, ocular hypertension, retinal vein ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by Department of Health of the Australian Government, Novartis Australia and the Peggy and Leslie Cranbourne Foundation. In-kind support from our industry and sector partners, OPSM, Carl Zeiss, Designs for Vision, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Optometry Australia and the Brien Holden Vision Institute. The Centre for Eye Research Australia receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian Government. The Principal Investigator, Dr Mohamed Dirani, is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (No.1090466). The PhD student, Joshua Foreman is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship.