Ophthalmology (Eye & Ear Hospital) - Research Publications
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Knowledge, attitudes, and self care practices associated with age related eye disease in Australia
(BMJ Publishing Group, 1998)
Aim: To determine the level of correct knowledge about common eye disease and attitudes towards blindness prevention and treatment, and how these factors influence self care practices in a population based sample.Methods: ...
Vision impairment predicts five-year mortality
(American Ophthalmological Society, 2000)
Purpose: To describe predictors of mortality in the 5-year follow-up of the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project (VIP) cohort. Methods: The Melbourne VIP was a population-based ...
Self-reported diabetes and distribution of HbA in a population-based sample in Victoria
(Austrlasian Medical Publishing, 1999-03)
As part of the Visual Impairment Project, a population-based study of eye disease, we have studied the self-reported prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a random sample of Victorians aged 40 years and older, and examined ...
Ozone depletion: the ocular effects of UV-B exposure
(Cancer Council Australia, 1996)
Cataract is the most important eye disease associated with increased ocular exposure to UV-B. Biochemical and experimental evidence clearly links the development of cataract to UV-B exposure. Because of the difficulties ...
Visual impairment and socioeconomic factors
Background - Information about socio-economic factors associated with visual impairment can assist in the design of intervention programmes. Such information was collected by the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project ...
Use of eye care services by people with diabetes: the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project
Aim - The use of eye care services by people with and without diabetes was investigated in the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project (VIP), a population based study of eye disease in a representative sample of Melbourne ...
The need for cataract surgery: projections based on lens opacity, visual acuity, and personal concern
Aim - To assess the projected needs for cataract surgery by lens opacity, visual acuity, and patient concern. Methods - Data were collected as part of the Melbourne Visual ...
Ocular exposure to UV-B in sunlight: the Melbourne visual impairmant project model
Quantification of ocular exposure to ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) has become an important public health issue, with reports that the ozone layer is being depleted worldwide. Ocular exposure to UV-B is determined by ...
Cholesterol-lowering medications reduce the risk of age-related maculopathy progression
(Australasian Medical Publishing, 2001-09)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in elderly Australians. Currently, there are limited treatment options, and current research efforts are focused on determining the risk factors for ...
Cataract : how much surgery do we have to do?
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2000)
How much cataract surgery do we have to do? When is enough enough? Around the world, this is a common question asked by governments, regional health authorities, health trusts, hospital managers, operating theatre staff, ...