Journal article

CORTICAL LENTICULAR OPACIFICATION - DISTRIBUTION AND LOCATION IN A LONGITUDINAL-STUDY

OD SCHEIN, S WEST, B MUNOZ, S VITALE, M MAGUIRE, HR TAYLOR, NM BRESSLER

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science | LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL | Published : 1994

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the distribution of cortical opacification of the lens by lens quadrant in a longitudinal study. METHODS: In 1990, a follow-up assessment of a cohort of Chesapeake Bay watermen, initially studied in 1985, was performed. Four hundred thirty-seven subjects (834 eyes) had gradable cortical photographs for at least one eye in both 1985 and 1990. Cortical photographs were graded by both estimating total area and determining the quadrant with the greatest degree of cortical opacification. RESULTS: The prevalence and severity of cortical opacification increased with age with a high degree of concordance (84%) between eyes. For the 47 eyes with cortical opacification > or = 1/8 a..

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