Aims-The study was undertaken to test the feasibility of using the LOCS III cataract grading scale in the field and to determine the rate of cataract progression over a 1 year period of time.
Methods-For 150 subjects between the ages of 33 and 55 who attended the refraction clinic at Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India, lens abnormalities were graded at the slit lamp using the LOCS III scale.
One year later, 99 of the subjects were re-evaluated by the same methodology to assess the amount of lens change.
Interrater reliability was high.
A change of 0.5 or more in lens colour, cortical, nuclear, or posterior subcapsular cataract was observed in at least one eye of 54% of the subjects.
Conclusion-The LOCS III grading scale is a feasible method for measuring lens changes in the field with the slit lamp.
Cataract progression in India is rapid enough to permit intervention studies to be performed with relatively small numbers of subjects over a short period of time (that is, 600 subjects for 2 years).
Mots-clés Pascal : Cataracte, Evolutivité, Opacification, Cristallin, Inde, Asie, Méthode mesure, Echelle évaluation, Homme, Oeil pathologie, Cristallin pathologie, Segment antérieur pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cataract, Evolutivity, Opacification, Lens, India, Asia, Measurement method, Evaluation scale, Human, Eye disease, Lens disease, Anterior segment disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0529194
Code Inist : 002B09G. Création : 13/02/1998.