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The prevalence of age-related eye diseases and cataract surgery among older adults in Poland

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Session Title: Ocular Pathologies

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 08/09/2015 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 17:28

Venue: Room 1

First Author: : M.Nowak POLAND

Co Author(s): :    J. Smigielski                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To determine the prevalence of age-related eye diseases and cataract surgery among older adults in the city of Lodz, in central Poland

Setting:

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Rehabilitation of Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Methods:

The study design was cross-sectional and observational study. A total of 1107 women and men of predominantly Caucasian origin were successfully enumerated and recruited for the study. All selected subjects were interviewed and underwent detailed ophthalmic examinations

Results:

Overall 8.04% (95% CI 6.44-9.64) subjects had cataract surgery in either eye. After excluding subjects with bilateral cataract surgery, the prevalence of cataract was 12.10% (95% CI 10.18-14.03). AMD was found in 4.33% (95% CI 3.14-5.54 ) of all subjects. Of them 3.25% (95% CI 2.21-4.30 ) had early AMD and 1.08% (95% CI 0.47-1.69) had late AMD. Various types of glaucoma were diagnosed in 5.51% (95% CI 4.17-6.85) of subjects and 2.62% (95% CI 1.68-3.56) had OHT. The prevalence rates of DR and myopic macular degeneration were 1.72% (95% CI 0.95-2.48) and 0.45% (95% CI 0.06-0.85) respectively.

Conclusions:

The study revealed high prevalence of age-related eye diseases in this older population.

Financial Interest:

NONE

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