Sun Exposure as a Risk Factor for Nuclear Cataract

  title={Sun Exposure as a Risk Factor for Nuclear Cataract},
  author={R. Neale and J. Purdie and L. Hirst and A. Green},
  • R. Neale, J. Purdie, +1 author A. Green
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Background: Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment throughout the world. An association of sun exposure with cortical cataract has been well established, but the association with nuclear cataract remains unclear. Methods: This case-control study was nested within the Nambour (Australia) Trial of Skin Cancer Prevention conducted between 1992 and 1996. We compared 195 cases who had a nuclear opacity of grade 2.0 or greater with 159 controls. Structured questionnaires… CONTINUE READING
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