Journal article

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Retinopathy in an Asian Population Without Diabetes The Singapore Malay Eye Study

V Swetha E Jeganathan, Ning Cheung, Wan Ting Tay, Jie Jin Wang, Paul Mitchell, Tien Yin Wong

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and risk factors of retinopathy in an Asian population without diabetes. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study of 3280 Malays aged 40 to 80 years residing in Singapore. Participants had retinal photographs taken, which were graded for retinopathy signs using the modified Airlie House Classification System. Risk factors were assessed from standardized interviews, clinical examinations, and laboratory investigations. RESULTS: Of participants without diabetes (n = 2500), 149 (6.0%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 5.0-6.9) had signs of retinopathy that represented minimal (5.8%) or mild (0.2%) retinopathy. After adjusting for multiple..

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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 501/1/25-5 from the Biomedical Research Council. Additional support was provided by the Singapore Tissue Network and the Ministry of Health, Singapore.