The Lens Opacities Case-Control Study. Risk factors for cataract.

  title={The Lens Opacities Case-Control Study. Risk factors for cataract.},
  author={Maria Cristina Leske and Leo T. Chylack and S Y Wu},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  volume={109 2},
The Lens Opacities Case-Control Study evaluated risk factors for age-related nuclear, cortical, posterior subcapsular, and mixed cataracts. The 1380 participants were ophthalmology outpatients, aged 40 to 79 years, classified into the following groups: posterior subcapsular only, 72 patients; nuclear only, 137 patients; cortical only, 290 patients; mixed cataract, 446 patients; and controls, 435 patients. In polychotomous logistic regression analyses, low education increased risk (odds ratio… CONTINUE READING


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