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Incidence of cataract, glaucoma and myopia in Lublin Province – a survey-based study
 
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Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2007;1(2):193–196
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The incidence of cataract, glaucoma and myopia, together with demographic characteristics of the affected populations, was studied in Lublin region using a self-developed questionnaire. The incidence of eye diseases increased with age. Cataract and myopia were more frequent in women than in men. The prevalence of cataract and glaucoma among farmers and inhabitants with elementary education was higher than among other professions and inhabitants with higher education. Cataract was more common in rural areas than in towns. On the other hand, the incidence of myopia was higher among town inhabitants and white-collar workers with higher education than among village residents, farmers and inhabitants with elementary education.
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Justyna Kłos-Rola   
I Department of Ophthalmology, Chmielna 1, 20-079 Lublin, Poland.
 
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