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Arch Ophthalmol. 1993 May;111(5):675-9.

Cataract and survival in an elderly nondiabetic population.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Leicester, England.

Abstract

Follow-up ranging between 6 and 8 years of the survival of a cohort of 473 elderly nondiabetic subjects randomly selected from a small English town showed an age- and sex-adjusted association between nuclear cataract at the time of baseline examination and decreased survival (P = .002). Comparing those with and without nuclear cataract, the adjusted relative hazard for death was 1.52 (95% confidence interval, 1.15 to 1.99). This effect remained virtually unchanged when also adjusted for whether the subject reported ever having been a smoker.

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