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Early age-related maculopathy in eyes after cataract surgery.
Eye (Lond). 2007 Apr; 21(4):512-7.E

Abstract

PURPOSE

To assess age-related maculopathy (ARM) in eyes of patients who had undergone cataract surgery for at least a year.

METHODS

Consecutive patients aged 60+ years who had undergone cataract surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, during 2001-2003 were examined in 2004. Interview using standardized questionnaires and stereo retinal photography was performed. Retinal photographs were graded using the Wisconsin ARM grading system. The proportions with ARM were compared between surgical and nonsurgical eyes, and between this surgical cohort and the Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) population.

RESULTS

Of the 622 eligible patients, 454 (73%) were re-examined, with a mean follow-period of 2.8 years. Surgical eyes had a higher proportion of early ARM compared to nonsurgical eyes (15.2 vs10.3%, P=0.07) and to the early ARM prevalence found in BMES participants of similar age (14.5 vs6.9%, P<0.01), which persisted after age standardization to the BMES population (9.7 vs6.9%, P<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

We found an increased prevalence of early ARM in surgical eyes of patients 1-3 years after cataract surgery. Whether this increased early ARM prevalence leads to an increased prevalence of late ARM in the long-term warrants further investigation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology (Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute), Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16440007

Citation

Pham, T Q., et al. "Early Age-related Maculopathy in Eyes After Cataract Surgery." Eye (London, England), vol. 21, no. 4, 2007, pp. 512-7.
Pham TQ, Cugati S, Rochtchina E, et al. Early age-related maculopathy in eyes after cataract surgery. Eye (Lond). 2007;21(4):512-7.
Pham, T. Q., Cugati, S., Rochtchina, E., Mitchell, P., Maloof, A., & Wang, J. J. (2007). Early age-related maculopathy in eyes after cataract surgery. Eye (London, England), 21(4), 512-7.
Pham TQ, et al. Early Age-related Maculopathy in Eyes After Cataract Surgery. Eye (Lond). 2007;21(4):512-7. PubMed PMID: 16440007.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Early age-related maculopathy in eyes after cataract surgery. AU - Pham,T Q, AU - Cugati,S, AU - Rochtchina,E, AU - Mitchell,P, AU - Maloof,A, AU - Wang,J J, Y1 - 2006/01/27/ PY - 2006/1/28/pubmed PY - 2007/6/26/medline PY - 2006/1/28/entrez SP - 512 EP - 7 JF - Eye (London, England) JO - Eye (Lond) VL - 21 IS - 4 N2 - PURPOSE: To assess age-related maculopathy (ARM) in eyes of patients who had undergone cataract surgery for at least a year. METHODS: Consecutive patients aged 60+ years who had undergone cataract surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, during 2001-2003 were examined in 2004. Interview using standardized questionnaires and stereo retinal photography was performed. Retinal photographs were graded using the Wisconsin ARM grading system. The proportions with ARM were compared between surgical and nonsurgical eyes, and between this surgical cohort and the Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) population. RESULTS: Of the 622 eligible patients, 454 (73%) were re-examined, with a mean follow-period of 2.8 years. Surgical eyes had a higher proportion of early ARM compared to nonsurgical eyes (15.2 vs10.3%, P=0.07) and to the early ARM prevalence found in BMES participants of similar age (14.5 vs6.9%, P<0.01), which persisted after age standardization to the BMES population (9.7 vs6.9%, P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: We found an increased prevalence of early ARM in surgical eyes of patients 1-3 years after cataract surgery. Whether this increased early ARM prevalence leads to an increased prevalence of late ARM in the long-term warrants further investigation. SN - 0950-222X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16440007/Early_age_related_maculopathy_in_eyes_after_cataract_surgery_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.eye.6702254 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -