Prevalence of pterygium and pinguecula: the Blue Mountains Eye Study.

@article{Panchapakesan1998PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of pterygium and pinguecula: the Blue Mountains Eye Study.},
  author={Jai Panchapakesan and Fleur Hourihan and Paul Mitchell},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 Suppl 1},
  pages={S2-5}
}
PURPOSE The present study aimed to describe the prevalence of pterygium and pinguecula in an older population and to examine associations with skin, hair and eye colour, skin sun sensitivity, sun-related skin damage and skin cancer METHODS The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3564 people aged 49 years or older Slit-lamp examination recorded pterygium and pinguecula and a questionnaire was used to collect information on physical variables. RESULTS Two hundred and sixty-six subjects (7.3… CONTINUE READING