Journal article

The prevalence and risk factor for cataract in rural and urban India

Sumeer Singh, Shahina Pardhan, Vaitheeswaran Kulothungan, Gayathri Swaminathan, Janani Surya Ravichandran, Suganeswari Ganesan, Tarun Sharma, Rajiv Raman

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | WOLTERS KLUWER MEDKNOW PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: To report the prevalence and risk factors of cataract and its subtypes in older age group. Methods: A total of 6617 subjects were recruited from both rural and urban areas. A detailed history including data on demographic, socioeconomic and ocular history was obtained. Lens opacity was graded according to the Lens Opacity Classification System III (LOCS III). Results: Cataract was present in 1094 of the rural and 649 subjects in the urban population. Monotype subtype cataracts were found in 32% and 25% in rural and urban population and 12.68% and 18.6% were mixed cataracts in the rural and urban groups. In baseline characteristics history of diabetes, alcohol intake and presence of ..

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