Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2007.03.038
Title: The Relationship Between Anterior Chamber Depth and the Presence of Diabetes in the Tanjong Pagar Survey
Authors: Saw, S.-M. 
Wong, T.Y. 
Ting, S.
Foong, A.W.P.
Foster, P.J.
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Source: Saw, S.-M., Wong, T.Y., Ting, S., Foong, A.W.P., Foster, P.J. (2007-08). The Relationship Between Anterior Chamber Depth and the Presence of Diabetes in the Tanjong Pagar Survey. American Journal of Ophthalmology 144 (2) : 325-326. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2007.03.038
Abstract: Purpose: To examine the relationships of diabetes with anterior chamber depth, axial length, and refraction. Design: Population-based cross-sectional study. Methods: This analysis included 943 Singapore Chinese subjects ages 40 to 81 years from the Tanjong Pagar Survey. Diabetes was determined by self-report. A-mode ultrasound was used to measure axial dimensions. Refraction was performed with an autorefractor and refined subjectively. Results: There were 140 (11.4%) participants with diabetes. After controlling for age and gender, participants with diabetes had shallower anterior chambers (2.78 vs 2.91 mm, P = .004) and thicker lenses (4.88 vs 4.75 mm, P = .003), but similar spherical equivalent refraction (-0.38 vs -0.47 diopters [D], P = .73), axial length (23.09 vs 23.19 mm, P = .40), and vitreous chamber depth (15.52 vs 15.59 mm, P = .53). Conclusions: In the Singapore Chinese population, persons with diabetes have shallower anterior chambers and thicker lenses than those without diabetes. Diabetes may be a risk factor for angle closure glaucoma (ACG). © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: American Journal of Ophthalmology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/53509
ISSN: 00029394
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajo.2007.03.038
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