Thuan Q. Pham

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PURPOSE To assess the relationship between baseline pterygium and pinguecula and the five-year incidence of age-related maculopathy (ARM). DESIGN Population-based longitudinal study. METHODS The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3654 residents aged 49+ years during 1992 to 1994 and then re-examined 2335 (75.1% of survivors) after five years. Retinal(More)
PURPOSE To describe two cases of acute traumatic maculopathy using optical coherence tomography (OCT) following high-speed motor vehicle accidents. DESIGN Case reports. METHODS Patients were examined soon after the accident using Snellen visual acuity (VA), dilated fundus examination, and OCT. Re-examination was conducted two weeks to one month later.(More)
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(More)
BACKGROUND The aetiology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cognitive impairment is poorly understood. A link between cognitive impairment and AMD has been proposed although only a weak association was found in population-based studies. PURPOSE To assess cross-sectional associations between AMD and cognitive impairment in an older Australian(More)
PURPOSE To examine the associations among iris, skin, or hair color, and skin sun sensitivity and the 10-year incidence of age-related maculopathy (ARM). METHODS The Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) recruited 3654 participants aged 49+ years at baseline (1992-1994, 82.4% participation rate). Re-examinations of 2335 participants (75.1% of survivors) were(More)
BACKGROUND Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed ophthalmic procedure worldwide. While benefits gained from cataract surgery outweigh surgical risks, there have been concerns that older persons may have an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after cataract surgery. OBJECTIVE The Australian Prospective Study of(More)
PURPOSE To assess visual acuity (VA) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes in patients with and without age-related maculopathy (ARM) after cataract surgery. METHODS Patients aged 60+ years who had undergone cataract surgery at the Westmead Hospital during 2001-2003 were re-examined 1-3 years after surgery. Tests included VA and assessment(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess the frequency of major systemic and ocular comorbidities among cataract surgical patients attending a large general public hospital. METHODS Consecutive patients aged 60+ years who had undergone cataract surgery at Westmead Hospital from July 2001 to December 2002 were included. Preoperative information was obtained(More)
PURPOSE To assess longitudinal associations between pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incident cataract. DESIGN Population-based cohort study. METHODS The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3,654 residents aged > or =49 years during 1992 to 1994 and reexamined 2,335 (75.1% of survivors) 5 years later. Slit-lamp examination recorded pterygium and(More)