Ultraviolet light exposure and lens opacities: the Beaver Dam Eye Study.

  title={Ultraviolet light exposure and lens opacities: the Beaver Dam Eye Study.},
  author={K. Cruickshanks and B. Klein and R. Klein},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={82 12},
OBJECTIVES Exposure to sunlight may be a risk factor for the development of cataract. The relationships between exposure to sunlight and to the ultraviolet-B (UVB) component of light and the prevalence of lens opacities were examined in the Beaver Dam Eye Study. METHODS Persons 43 to 84 years of age residing in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, were examined using standardized photographic assessments of lens opacities. A questionnaire about medical history and exposure to light was administered… Expand
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