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Pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incidence of cataract.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jun; 139(6):1126-8.AJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To assess longitudinal associations between pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incident cataract.

DESIGN

Population-based cohort study.

METHODS

The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3,654 residents aged > or =49 years during 1992 to 1994 and reexamined 2,335 (75.1% of survivors) 5 years later. Slit-lamp examination recorded pterygium and pinguecula. Cataract was assessed using masked grading of lens photographs. Incidence was assessed in participants without cataract at baseline. Eye-specific data were analyzed using generalized estimating equation models, adjusting for age, sex, smoking, diabetes, and corticosteroid use.

RESULTS

Pinguecula was associated with a borderline-significant, increased risk of developing cortical cataract (adjusted odds ratio, 1.3; 95% confidence interval, 1.0 to 1.7). We found no significant association between baseline pterygium and the incidence of cortical, nuclear, or posterior subcapsular cataract.

CONCLUSIONS

Longitudinal data from the same study population provide weak support for cross-sectional associations between pinguecula and cortical cataract previously reported from our study.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15953456

Citation

Pham, Thuan Quoc, et al. "Pterygium, Pinguecula, and 5-year Incidence of Cataract." American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 139, no. 6, 2005, pp. 1126-8.
Pham TQ, Wang JJ, Rochtchina E, et al. Pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incidence of cataract. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;139(6):1126-8.
Pham, T. Q., Wang, J. J., Rochtchina, E., & Mitchell, P. (2005). Pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incidence of cataract. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 139(6), 1126-8.
Pham TQ, et al. Pterygium, Pinguecula, and 5-year Incidence of Cataract. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;139(6):1126-8. PubMed PMID: 15953456.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incidence of cataract. AU - Pham,Thuan Quoc, AU - Wang,Jie Jin, AU - Rochtchina,Elena, AU - Mitchell,Paul, PY - 2004/11/07/received PY - 2004/12/01/accepted PY - 2005/6/15/pubmed PY - 2005/7/29/medline PY - 2005/6/15/entrez SP - 1126 EP - 8 JF - American journal of ophthalmology JO - Am J Ophthalmol VL - 139 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE: To assess longitudinal associations between pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incident cataract. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. METHODS: The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3,654 residents aged > or =49 years during 1992 to 1994 and reexamined 2,335 (75.1% of survivors) 5 years later. Slit-lamp examination recorded pterygium and pinguecula. Cataract was assessed using masked grading of lens photographs. Incidence was assessed in participants without cataract at baseline. Eye-specific data were analyzed using generalized estimating equation models, adjusting for age, sex, smoking, diabetes, and corticosteroid use. RESULTS: Pinguecula was associated with a borderline-significant, increased risk of developing cortical cataract (adjusted odds ratio, 1.3; 95% confidence interval, 1.0 to 1.7). We found no significant association between baseline pterygium and the incidence of cortical, nuclear, or posterior subcapsular cataract. CONCLUSIONS: Longitudinal data from the same study population provide weak support for cross-sectional associations between pinguecula and cortical cataract previously reported from our study. SN - 0002-9394 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15953456/Pterygium_pinguecula_and_5_year_incidence_of_cataract_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-9394(04)01484-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -