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dc.contributor.authorMcCarty, C. A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, S. E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLivingston, P. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBissinella, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, H. R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T12:22:18Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T12:22:18Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-23en_US
dc.identifier.citationMcCarty, C. A., Lee, S. E., Livingston, P. M., Bissinella, M., & Taylor, H. R. (1996). Ocular exposure to UV-B in sunlight: the Melbourne visual impairmant project model, in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 74(4), 353-360.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/34462
dc.description.abstractQuantification 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 ambient UV-B levels, the duration of outdoor exposure, the proportion of ambient UV-B that reaches the eye, and the use of ocular protection. We have developed a simplified model for quantifying lifetime ocular UV-B exposure that can be used in large epidemiological surveys. Exposure to UV-B is assessed and quanified using a model based on personal exposure over the six summer months. Data available for a population-based sample of 1150 people in the age range 40-98 years revealed a distribution in average annual lifetime ocular VU-B exposure similar to that reported in a previous study on which this model is based, and also demonstrate that people can recall lifetime personal behaviour related to ocular protection. It takes 12 minutes on average to collect these data. This model can be employed by researchers worldwide for uniform assessment of ocular UV-B exposure.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://tinyurl.com/mayfusen_US
dc.subjectCERAen_US
dc.subjectophthalmologyen_US
dc.subjectCentre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
dc.subjecteye researchen_US
dc.subjectvisionen_US
dc.subjectvisual healthen_US
dc.titleOcular exposure to UV-B in sunlight: the Melbourne visual impairmant project modelen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences: Centre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Medicine: Ophthalmologyen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleBulletin of the World Health Organizationen_US
melbourne.source.volumev.74en_US
melbourne.source.issueno.4en_US
melbourne.source.pages353-360en_US
melbourne.elementsidNA
melbourne.contributor.authorMcCarty, Catherine
melbourne.contributor.authorTaylor, Hugh
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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