Journal article

Visual impairment and ten-year mortality: the Liwan Eye Study

Lanhua Wang, Zhuoting Zhu, Jane Scheetz, Mingguang He

Eye | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To explore associations between visual impairment (VI) and mortality in an adult population in urban China. METHODS: The Liwan Eye Study was a population-based prevalence survey conducted in Guangzhou, Southern China. The baseline examination was carried out in 2003. All baseline participants were invited for the 10-year follow-up visit. VI was defined as the visual acuity of 20/40 or worse in the better-seeing eye with habitual correction if worn. Correctable VI was defined as the VI correctable to 20/40 or better by subjective refraction, and non-correctable VI was defined as the VI correctable to worse than 20/40. Mortality rates were compared using the log-rank test and Cox p..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory in Ophthalmology, National Natural Science Foundation of China (81420108008 and 81570843 H1204), and Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China 2013B20400003. Prof MH receives support from the University of Melbourne at Research Accelerator Program and the CERA Foundation.