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Article: Prevalence of cataract among the institutionalized elderly in Hong Kong.

TitlePrevalence of cataract among the institutionalized elderly in Hong Kong.
Authors
Issue Date1990
PublisherSingapore Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sma.org.sg/smj/smjcurrent.html
Citation
Singapore Medical Journal, 1990, v. 31 n. 4, p. 308-310 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Hong Kong 1981 Census found a high prevalence of blindness in the age group aged 65 and above. Visual defects short of blindness are also a special problem among the elderly and cataract is one of the most important causes. We have studied the prevalence of cataract among 546 subjects living in homes or hostels for the aged in a New Town in Hong Kong. Cataract was defined as having a lens opacity and visual acuity worse than 20/100 in either eye. A prevalence of 45% among men and 32% among women was found. There was significant difference in prevalence between men and women aged below 75 but little sex difference was noted for the older age groups. Among the cataract cases detected on screening, about half had not had the diagnosis made previously. The results confirm the need for more epidemiological and health care studies on the visual problems among the aged.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176337
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dc.contributor.authorHo, SCen_US
dc.contributor.authorDonnan, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, JSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:10:39Z-
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dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.citationSingapore Medical Journal, 1990, v. 31 n. 4, p. 308-310en_US
dc.identifier.issn0037-5675en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe Hong Kong 1981 Census found a high prevalence of blindness in the age group aged 65 and above. Visual defects short of blindness are also a special problem among the elderly and cataract is one of the most important causes. We have studied the prevalence of cataract among 546 subjects living in homes or hostels for the aged in a New Town in Hong Kong. Cataract was defined as having a lens opacity and visual acuity worse than 20/100 in either eye. A prevalence of 45% among men and 32% among women was found. There was significant difference in prevalence between men and women aged below 75 but little sex difference was noted for the older age groups. Among the cataract cases detected on screening, about half had not had the diagnosis made previously. The results confirm the need for more epidemiological and health care studies on the visual problems among the aged.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSingapore Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sma.org.sg/smj/smjcurrent.htmlen_US
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dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshCataract - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshResidential Facilitiesen_US
dc.titlePrevalence of cataract among the institutionalized elderly in Hong Kong.en_US
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