Published in Health Risk Factor Week, January 23rd, 2007
Study 1: A report, "Five-year incidence and progression of vascular retinopathy in persons without diabetes: the Blue Mountains Eye Study," is newly published data in Eye. In this recent report, researchers in Sydney, Australia conducted a study "To assess the 5-year incidence of vascular retinopathy and its associations in an older nondiabetic population. The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3654 residents aged 49+ years (82.4% response rate) during 1992-1994, and re-examined 2335 (75.1% of survivors) during 1997-1999."
"Retinopathy lesions (microaneurysms,...
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