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
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 ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Medical Research Council
Awarded by Biomedical Research Council
This study was funded by the National Medical Research Council grant 0796/2003 and the Biomedical Research Council grant 501/1/25-5, with support from the Singapore Prospective Study Program and the Singapore Tissue Network, A*STAR.