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Objective(s): To evaluate the etiology of cataract and prevalence and correlation of risk factors with various types of cataract.
Methods: Among the patients who underwent cataract surgery in Labafinejad Hospital in 2004, 400 patients were chosen by a systemic sampling method. Information were collected from the patients' records and recorded in a check list.
Results: Senile and congenital types of cataract were the most prevalent in the sample. There was a correlation between age, mean age, sex, type of involvement and type of cataract. Among systemic diseases, hypertension was the most common (35.5%), followed by diabetes mellitus (22%). In slit lamp examination, of congenital cases, the most common opacity was lamellar type and in other types of cataract, mixed opacity was the most common type.
Conclusion: In this study the proportion of male cases was greater than that reported in other studies. Meanwhile, 65.5% of the patients were under the age of 70, which shows the need for evaluation of the relatively low age of onset in Iran.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2008/07/15

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