Racial differences in lens opacities: the Salisbury eye evaluation
Researchers conducted a study to determine racial differences concerning the prevalence of lens opacities and cataract surgery. Researchers selected a sample of 2,520 individuals aged between 64 and 84, 26.4% of whom were African-Americans. They received eye examination and photographs were taken of their lens status. The odds of having cortical opacities were 4 times higher among African-Americans than Caucasians. The odds of cataract surgery were 2.8 times higher among whites, but that did not explain the prevalence of different types of lens opacities by racial group.
Publication Name: American Journal of Epidemiology
Clinical Comparison of the Proview Eye Pressure Monitor with the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer and the TonoPen
The study showed that intraocular pressure measured lower with the Proview eye pressure monitor from Bausch and Lomb than with the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer and the TonoPen. The Proview was not considered reliable.
Publication Name: Archives of Ophthalmology
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