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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


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


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


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


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.


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

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