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PURPOSE To describe the epidemiology of dry eye in an elderly Chinese population in Taipei, Taiwan. DESIGN A population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS The Shihpai Eye Study was a population-based survey of eye diseases in the elderly (> or =65 years) in Shihpai, Taipei, Taiwan. Noninstitutionalized residents, as of July 1999, were identified(More)
OBJECTIVE Few population-based data on the prevalence and causes of visual impairment are available from East Asia. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and causes of visual impairment in an elderly Chinese population in Taiwan. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS The Shihpai Eye Study was a survey of vision(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of correctable visual impairment and the quality of life of persons with correctable visual impairment in a metropolitan senior population. METHODS The study was a community-based, cross-sectional survey of vision and eye diseases among noninstitutionalized subjects aged 65 years and older in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Visual disturbances greatly influence daily activities and social activities of the elderly. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between impaired vision and depression among the elderly in a metropolitan community. METHODS A population-based survey of eye diseases among subjects 65 years of age and older was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for age-related cataracts in a metropolitan elderly Chinese population in Shihpai, Taipei, Taiwan. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 2045 subjects at least 65 years of age were invited to participate, and 1361 (66.6%) participated in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the bioengineered human corneal endothelial cell (HCEC) monolayers harvested from thermoresponsive culture supports could be used as biological tissue equivalents. METHODS Untransformed adult HCECs derived from eye bank corneas were cultivated on a thermoresponsive poly-N-isopropylacrylamide-grafted surface for 3 weeks at(More)
PURPOSE To determine the association between ocular dominance and degree of myopia in patients with anisometropia. METHODS Fifty-five subjects with anisometropic myopia were recruited. None of them had amblyopia. Refractive error and axial length were measured in each subject. Ocular dominance was determined using the hole-in-the-card test and convergence(More)
Activation of proliferation of Schwann cells is crucial for axonal guidance and successful nerve regeneration following peripheral nerve injury (PNI). Considering melatonin plays an important role in proliferative regulation of central glial cells, the present study determined whether melatonin can effectively promote Schwann cell proliferation and improve(More)
PURPOSE Few epidemiologic data are available on refractive status in elderly Asians. The purpose of the study was to determine prevalence and risk factors associated with refractive errors in a metropolitan elderly Chinese population in Taiwan. METHODS A population-based survey was conducted in the Shihpai district of Taipei, Taiwan. A total of 2045(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in an elderly Chinese population in Taiwan. METHODS The Shihpai Eye Study was a survey of vision and ocular disease in an elderly Chinese population 65 years of age or older residing in Shihpai, Taipei, Taiwan. Of 2045 elderly residents randomly sampled(More)