Journal article

Smoking, Socioeconomic Factors, and Age-Related Cataract

Renyi Wu, Jie Jin Wang, Paul Mitchell, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Yingfeng Zheng, Elena Rochtchina, Ava G Tan, Tien Yin Wong

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship of smoking, sex, and socioeconomic factors with age-related cataract in Malay adults in Singapore. METHODS: In a population-based study, 3280 Malay individuals aged 40 to 80 years participated (78.7% response rate). All had interviews, systemic examination, and laboratory investigations. Lens opacity was graded from slitlamp and retroillumination photographs using the Wisconsin Cataract Grading System. Smoking-cataract associations were compared with the Blue Mountains Eye Study in Australia. RESULTS: Of 2927 participants (89.2%) with gradable lens photographs, 1338 (45.7%) had cataract. After adjusting for age, sex, body mass index, hypertension, and ..

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