Cataract and barriers to cataract surgery in a US Hispanic population: Proyecto VER

Aimee Teo Broman, Gulnar Hafiz, Beatriz Munoz, Jorge Rodriguez, Robert Snyder, Ronald Klein, Sheila K West

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Objectives: To report the prevalence of visually significant cataract and cataract surgery and to determine demographic and socioeconomic factors that influence use of cataract surgery in a US Hispanic population. Methods: Proyecto VER is a population-based study of Hispanic individuals, 40 years or older, living in southern Arizona. Visual acuity was measured monocularly, and a dilated ophthalmic examination was performed to determine lens opacities. Visually significant cataract was defined as severe levels of opacity and acuity worse than 20/40. Risk factors were compared between those who obtained cataract surgery in the past and those having visually significant cataract. Results: A majority of the 4774 participants in this study were of Mexican descent; 2.8% had visually significant cataract and 5.1% had undergone bilateral cataract surgery. Among those currently or previously needing surgery, having medical insurance (odds ratio, 2.88; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1231-1236
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume123
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

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Cataract and barriers to cataract surgery in a US Hispanic population : Proyecto VER. / Broman, Aimee Teo; Hafiz, Gulnar; Munoz, Beatriz; Rodriguez, Jorge; Snyder, Robert; Klein, Ronald; West, Sheila K.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 123, No. 9, 09.2005, p. 1231-1236.

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Broman, Aimee Teo ; Hafiz, Gulnar ; Munoz, Beatriz ; Rodriguez, Jorge ; Snyder, Robert ; Klein, Ronald ; West, Sheila K. / Cataract and barriers to cataract surgery in a US Hispanic population : Proyecto VER. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 2005 ; Vol. 123, No. 9. pp. 1231-1236.
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