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Title: Prevalence and characteristics of myopic retinopathy in a rural Chinese adult population: The Handan Eye Study
Authors: Gao, L.Q.
Liu, W.
Liang, Y.B.
Zhang, F.
Wang, J.J.
Peng, Y.
Wong, T.Y. 
Wang, N.L.
Mitchell, P.
Friedman, D.S.
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Citation: Gao, L.Q., Liu, W., Liang, Y.B., Zhang, F., Wang, J.J., Peng, Y., Wong, T.Y., Wang, N.L., Mitchell, P., Friedman, D.S. (2011-09). Prevalence and characteristics of myopic retinopathy in a rural Chinese adult population: The Handan Eye Study. Archives of Ophthalmology 129 (9) : 1199-1204. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Objective: To determine the prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors for myopic retinopathy in a rural population in Northern China. Methods: The Handan Eye Study is a population-based study of eye disease in rural Chinese individuals 30 years or older. Eligible residents underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination including standardized visual acuity tests and retinal photography after pupil dilation. Myopic retinopathy was defined to include signs of staphyloma, lacquer cracks, Fuchs spot, and myopic chorioretinal atrophy. Results: Of the 6830 participants, 6603 (96.7%) had gradable photographs in at least 1 eye for assessment of myopic retinopathy. The mean (SD) age was 51.9 (11.8) years. Myopic retinopathy was observed in 60 participants (84 eyes), a person-specific prevalence of 0.9% (95% confidence interval, 0.7%-1.1%). Twenty-four (40.0%) had bilateral disease. Higher myopic retinopathy prevalencewas associated with older age (P
Source Title: Archives of Ophthalmology
ISSN: 00039950
DOI: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.230
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