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Risk factors for cataract Koji Yata 1 , Takaaki Fujiwara 1 , Akira Yamamoto 1 , Kenji Itoh 2 , Yayoi Tsuyama 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol Kyorin Univ. Sch of Med 2Isehara Kyodo Hosp pp.159-163
Published Date 1989/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410210611
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We performed an epidemiological study to iden-tify risk factors for cataract based on 2,243 subjects who underwent scheduled health check-up. We conducted slitlamp examination through the dilat-ed pupil. We took retroillumination photograph of the lens using a cataract camera, CTR-R. Each subject underwent glucose tolerance test with 75 g oral glucose, hemogram and serum chemistry anal-ysis.

We identified following significant risk factors for cataract. The incidence of cataract was higher in diabetic subjects in their 6th decade than in non -diabetics in the same age range (p<0.01). The incidence of vesicular and radial lens opacity was higher in diabetics than in non-diabetics (p <0.05). The incidence of cataract was higher in anemic males in 6th and 7th decades than in non-anemics in the same age range (p<0.05).


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