Journal article

Prevalence and Characteristics of Choroidal Nevi in an Asian vs White Population

Ching Hui Ng, Jie Jin Wang, Paul Mitchell, FM Amirul Islam, Tien Y Wong

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and characteristics of choroidal nevi in an Asian population and compare this with findings from a white population. METHODS: The Singapore Malay Eye Study (SiMES) examined a population-based, cross-sectional, age-stratified, random sample of 3280 Malay persons (78.7% participation rate) aged 40 to 80 years living in Singapore. Comprehensive examination of participants included bilateral retinal photography. Choroidal nevi were graded from photographs using the Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) protocol. RESULTS: The person-specific prevalence of choroidal nevi was 1.4%, with 50 nevi found in 45 participants. This is lower than the 6.5% prevalence seen in ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Medical Research Council


Awarded by Biomedical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants 0796/2003, 0863/2004, and CSI/0002/2005 from the National Medical Research Council and grant 501/1/25-5 from the Biomedical Research Council. Additional support was provided by the Singapore Tissue Network and the Ministry of Health, Singapore.