Prevalence and associated factors of lens opacities among Chinese type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan

@article{Chen2007PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and associated factors of lens opacities among Chinese type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan},
  author={Shih-Jen Chen and Jorn-Hon Liu and Hui-Chuan Shih and Pesus Chou and Ching-Yao Tsai and Tao-Hsin Tung},
  journal={Acta Diabetologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={7-13}
}
The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of lens opacities among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan. A community-based mass screening ascertained 971 type 2 diabetics from 1991 to 1993. From that population, a total of 578 (59.5%) patients with type 2 diabetes underwent eye screening in 1999 with a 45° thin slit-lamp biomicroscopy and ophthalmoscopy to examine the lens after dilation of the pupils. The prevalence of nuclear, cortical, and posterior… CONTINUE READING

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