There are conflicting reports regarding the relation of cigarette smoking to age-related maculopathy, a major cause of blindness in the United States.
In this report, the authors examined this association in people aged 43-86 years (n = 4,771) who participated in the Beaver Dam Eye Study, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (1988-1990).
Exposure data on cigarette smoking were derived from questions about present and past smoking, duration of smoking, and the number of cigarettes smoked per day.
Age-related maculopathy status was determined by grading stereoscopic color fundus photographs using the Wisconsin Age-related Maculopathy Grading System.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maculopathie, Tabagisme, Wisconsin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Toxicité, Oeil pathologie, Rétinopathie, Homme, Age, Prévalence, Drusen, Rétine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Maculopathy, Tobacco smoking, Wisconsin, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Toxicity, Eye disease, Retinopathy, Human, Age, Prevalence, Drusen, Retina
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