Relationships between hormonal status and cataract in french postmenopausal women: the POLA study.

@article{Defay2003RelationshipsBH,
  title={Relationships between hormonal status and cataract in french postmenopausal women: the POLA study.},
  author={Roselyne Defay and Sybil Pinchinat and Serge Lumbroso and Charles S Sultan and Laure Papoz and C{\'e}cile Delcourt},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={638-44}
}
PURPOSE Prevalence rate of cataract is higher in women than in men. Sex hormones have been hypothesized to be linked with this gender difference. Our aim is to study the relationships between hormonal status and cataract in postmenopausal women. METHODS The Pathologies Oculaires Liées à l'Age (POLA) study is a population-based study on age-related eye diseases and their risk factors, in 2584 residents of Sète (France). Cataract classification was based on a standardized lens examination… CONTINUE READING