Retinal vessel caliber and the long-term incidence of age-related cataract - The Blue Mountains Eye Study
Ava Grace Tan, Paul Mitchell, George Burlutsky, Elena Rochtchina, Gowri Kanthan, FM Amirul Islam, Jie Jin Wang
OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether local nutritional or ischemic factors are involved in cataract pathogenesis, we aimed to assess whether narrowed retinal vessel caliber predicted the long-term incidence of age-related cataract, as shown in 1 previous report. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3654 baseline participants (1992-1994), 2335 (75.1% of survivors) after 5 years, and 1952 (75.6% of survivors) after 10 years. METHODS: Retinal vessel caliber was measured from baseline retinal photographs using computer-assisted techniques. Mean arteriolar and venular diameters of each eye were summarized as central retinal arterial (CRAE) and venu..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council, Canberra Australia
Supported by the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council, Canberra Australia (Grant Nos 153948, 302068, 211069). The funding organization had no role in the design or conduct of this research.