Heidi Bowie

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PURPOSE To determine the heritability of refractive error and the familial aggregation of myopia in an older population. METHODS Seven hundred fifty-nine siblings (mean age, 73.4 years) in 241 families were recruited from the Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) Study in eastern Maryland. Refractive error was determined by noncycloplegic subjective refraction(More)
PURPOSE To quantify the risk for age-related cortical cataract and posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) associated with having an affected sibling after adjusting for known environmental and personal risk factors. DESIGN Sibling cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Participants in the ongoing Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) study (n = 321; mean age, 78.1+/-4.2(More)
PURPOSE To quantify the association between siblings in age-related nuclear cataract, after adjusting for known environmental and personal risk factors. METHODS All participants (probands) in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) project and their locally resident siblings underwent digital slit lamp photography and were administered a questionnaire to(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of a history of cataract and cataract surgery (self-report and for a sibling), and to determine which demographic, cognitive, and medical factors are predictive of an accurate history. METHODS All participants in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) project and their locally resident siblings were questioned about a(More)
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