A rural population based case-control study of senile cataract in India.

@article{Sreenivas1999ARP,
  title={A rural population based case-control study of senile cataract in India.},
  author={V. Sreenivas and Ashok Kodangala Prabhakar and Sengamedu S. Badrinath and Thomas Fernandez and Ivy Saha Roy and Tarun Sharma and Bhavik Shah},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={327-36}
}
PURPOSE Senile cataract contributes to 75% of blindness in India and there is a growing backlog of cataract cases needing surgery. The present study seeks clues to the etiology of senile cataract, so that strategies to prevent or even delay cataract formation could be planned. METHODS Using a community based case-control design, 258 cases & 308 controls from one centre and 301 cases & 591 controls from another were studied. The subjects were from rural areas and were aged 40-60 years… CONTINUE READING

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