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Hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension: the Tanjong Pagar survey.

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Foong, AWP; Wong, TY; Saw, SM; Foster, PJ
Published in: Am J Ophthalmol
June 2006

PURPOSE: To examine the relationship among hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension in a Chinese population. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study included 1213 Chinese individuals aged 40 to 81 years. Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure > or =140 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure > or =90 mm Hg, or self-report history of antihypertension treatment. Refraction was determined with an autorefractor and refined subjectively. A-mode ultrasound scanning was used to measure axial length. RESULTS: The crude odds ratio of hypertension was 2.5 (95% CI, 1.4-4.6) for moderate hypermetropia (> or =+2.00 spheric equivalent diopters) vs high myopia (< or =-6.00 diopters), and 1.4 (95% CI, 0.9-2.1) for highest vs lowest axial length quintile. These associations were no longer significant after adjustment for age, gender, education, housing type, and income. CONCLUSIONS: These data provide no evidence that hypermetropia or shorter axial length is associated independently with hypertension in Chinese individuals.

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Am J Ophthalmol

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0002-9394

Publication Date

June 2006

Volume

141

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1142 / 1144

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography
  • Singapore
  • Refraction, Ocular
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Odds Ratio
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperopia
  • Humans
 

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Foong, A. W. P., Wong, T. Y., Saw, S. M., & Foster, P. J. (2006). Hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension: the Tanjong Pagar survey. Am J Ophthalmol, 141(6), 1142–1144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2006.01.020
Foong, Athena W. P., Tien Y. Wong, Seang Mei Saw, and Paul J. Foster. “Hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension: the Tanjong Pagar survey.Am J Ophthalmol 141, no. 6 (June 2006): 1142–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2006.01.020.
Foong AWP, Wong TY, Saw SM, Foster PJ. Hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension: the Tanjong Pagar survey. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun;141(6):1142–4.
Foong, Athena W. P., et al. “Hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension: the Tanjong Pagar survey.Am J Ophthalmol, vol. 141, no. 6, June 2006, pp. 1142–44. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2006.01.020.
Foong AWP, Wong TY, Saw SM, Foster PJ. Hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension: the Tanjong Pagar survey. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun;141(6):1142–1144.
Journal cover image

Published In

Am J Ophthalmol

DOI

ISSN

0002-9394

Publication Date

June 2006

Volume

141

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1142 / 1144

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography
  • Singapore
  • Refraction, Ocular
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Odds Ratio
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperopia
  • Humans