Mei Ying-Lai

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PURPOSE To characterize age- and gender-related differences in refractive error, ocular biometry, and lens opalescence (NOP) in a population-based sample of adult Latinos. Also assessed were the determinants of age-related refractive differences. METHODS Participants in the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES), a population-based study of Latinos aged 40(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate age- and gender-specific prevalences of ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in adult Latinos. DESIGN Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Six thousand three hundred fifty-seven Latinos 40 years and older from 6 census tracts in Los Angeles, California. METHODS The study cohort consisted of all(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the association of biologic factors with intraocular pressure (IOP) in a Latino population. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. METHODS Latinos 40 years and older (n = 5,958) from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study without a history of ocular hypotensive treatment underwent an interviewer-administered questionnaire and a(More)
PURPOSE To determine the age- and sex-specific prevalence and risk indicators of uncorrected refractive error and unmet refractive need among a population-based sample of Latino adults. METHODS Self-identified Latinos 40 years of age and older (n = 6129) from six census tracts in La Puente, California, underwent a complete ophthalmic examination, and a(More)
PURPOSE To characterize central corneal thickness (CCT) in Latinos aged 40 or more years. METHODS A population-based cohort of Latinos from two census tracts in La Puente, California, underwent measurements of CCT and intraocular pressure (IOP). CCT was measured with an ultrasonic pachymeter, and IOP was measured by applanation tonometry. One eye of each(More)
PURPOSE To determine age- and gender-specific prevalence and associations of epiretinal membranes (ERMs) in adult Latinos. METHODS The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) is a population-based study of eye disease among Latinos aged 40 or more years. Complete ophthalmic examinations included stereoscopic fundus photography. Masked photographic grading(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the age- and gender-specific prevalence and risk indicators of visual impairment and blindness in urban Latinos 40 years and older. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Six thousand three hundred fifty-seven Latinos 40 years and older from 6 census tracts in Los Angeles, California. METHODS Of the 6357(More)
PURPOSE To characterize binocular visual acuity summation and inhibition in participants of a population-based ocular epidemiologic study. METHODS A complete ophthalmic examination of Latinos, aged 40 or more years, measured binocular and monocular distance visual acuities by a standard early-treatment diabetic retinopathy study (ETDRS) protocol. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between sociodemographic, family history, and lifestyle risk factors and open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension (OHT) in Latinos. DESIGN Population-based cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Latinos 40 years and older from 6 census tracts in La Puente, California. METHODS Participants underwent an in-home(More)
PURPOSE To estimate gender- and age-specific prevalence of myopia and identify risk indicators for myopia in a population-based sample of Latino adults aged 40 years and older in La Puente, California. METHODS Noncycloplegic automated refraction with supplemental standardized subjective refraction was performed for presenting visual acuity worse than(More)