The new epidemiology of cataract.


Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Smoking, diabetes, and exposure to UVB light consistently have been identified as risk factors for cataract development. Recently, new factors have been identified. Further research into other previously identified risk factors has suggested that these initial associations ma indeed not exist. This article reviews the current state of knowledge on risk factors for development of age-related cataract formation.

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@article{Abraham2006TheNE, title={The new epidemiology of cataract.}, author={Alison G. Abraham and Nathan G Condon and Emily West Gower}, journal={Ophthalmology clinics of North America}, year={2006}, volume={19 4}, pages={415-25} }