Sunlight and other risk factors for cataracts: an epidemiologic study.

  title={Sunlight and other risk factors for cataracts: an epidemiologic study.},
  author={Gwen W. Collman and David L. Shore and Carl M. Shy and Harvey Checkoway and A S Luria},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={78 11},
A case control study was conducted in North Carolina to explore the relation between individual exposure to sunlight and the risk of cataracts. One hundred thirteen cases and 161 controls aged 40-69 at diagnosis were studied. Sunlight exposure was inferred from interview data on residency and time spent in the sun, combined with solar radiation data from the National Climatic Data Center. Sunlight exposure was very slightly related to all types of opacities combined. Although the numbers of… CONTINUE READING

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