Journal article

Relation of ocular trauma to cortical, nuclear, and posterior subcapsular cataracts: the Beaver Dam Eye Study

TY Wong, BEK Klein, R Klein, SC Tomany

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The consequences of minor ocular trauma in the general population are unclear. The relation of self reported ocular trauma to cortical, nuclear, and posterior subcapsular cataracts is described in a defined population. METHODS: Population based, cross sectional study involving all people aged 43 to 86 years, living in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (n=4926). Ocular trauma was ascertained by interview and cataract was graded from lens photographs. The relation of ocular trauma to cortical, nuclear, and posterior subcapsular cataracts was examined. RESULTS: People with a history of ocular trauma were more likely to have cortical (odds ratio (OR): 1.5; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.0 to 2...

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