Journal article

Impact of Diabetic Retinopathy on Vision-Specific Function

Ecosse L Lamoureux, E Shyong Tai, Julian Thumboo, Ryo Kawasaki, Seang-Mei Saw, Paul Mitchell, Tien Y Wong

OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of the spectrum of diabetic retinopathy (DR) on vision-specific function in an Asian population. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Persons aged 40 to 80 years of Malay ethnicity in Singapore. METHODS: The Singapore Malay Eye Study was a population-based, cross-sectional study of 3280 Asian Malays (78.7% response rate). Five end points were considered: (1) any DR, (2) macular edema (ME), (3) clinically significant macular edema (CSME), (4) vision-threatening DR (VTDR), and (5) DR severity levels ranging from none to proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Vision function was assessed using the Vision-Specific Functioning Scale v..

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