Journal article

Prevalence and risk factors of retinal vein occlusion in an Asian population

LL Lim, N Cheung, JJ Wang, FMA Islam, P Mitchell, SM Saw, T Aung, TY Wong

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

AIM: To describe the prevalence and risk factors of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) in an Asian population. METHODS: The Singapore Malay Eye Study is a population-based, cross-sectional study of 3280 (78.7%) Malay adults (aged 40-80 years) living in Singapore. All participants underwent retinal photography, standardised interview, clinical examinations and laboratory investigations. RVO (central or branch) was graded based on the Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) protocol from retinal photographs. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of RVO was 0.7% (n = 22) (95% CI 0.4 to 1.0) (18 branch and five central RVO cases). There was no significant gender difference in RVO prevalence. RVO was associated with..

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Awarded by National Medical Research Council


Awarded by Biomedical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Medical Research Council Grants No. 0796/2003, 0863/2004 and CSI/0002/2005, and Biomedical Research Council Grant No 501/1/25-5. Additional support was provided by the Singapore Tissue Network and the Ministry of Health, Singapore.