Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1993;34(3):188-197.
Published online March 1, 1993.
The Clinical Survey of the Prevalence of Ocular Disorders in Aged Patients.
Han Mo Koo, Sang Wook Rhee, Byung II Park, Bon Sool Koo
1Department of Ophthalmology, St. Mary's Hospital Catholic university Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine Cheonnam National University, Kwangju, Korea.
3Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine lnha University, Sungnam, Korea.
노령기 안질환 분포에 관한 임상 고찰
구한모(Han Mo Koo),이상욱(Sang Wook Rhee),박병일(Byung Il Park),구본술(Bon Sool Koo)
In order to assess the prevalence of ocular disorders of the aged patients, retrospective survey was carried out in 5,659 patients over the age of 60, who visited outpatient clinics of three hospitals (St. Mary's Hospital, Cheonnam University Hospital and Inha University Hospital) between 1989 and 1990. An analysis of data was resulted in as follow: 1. Proportion of the aged patients to total out-patients was 15%. 2. The age distributions of patients were sixties (59%), seventies (34%), over eighty (7%). 3. In the patient 60 years old and older, 36.9% of the cases had best corrected visual acuities of 0.7 or better. 4. The most prevalent ocular disorder was senile cataract (44.0%), and others included conjunctival and scleral diseases (14.9%), retinal diseases (14.4%), refractive error (9.1%), glaucoma (4.4%), and corneal diseases (3.2%). 5. The proportion of causes of blindness indicates; senile cataract (58.8%), retinal diseases (15.4%), glaucoma (6.8%), and corneal diseases (5.0%), etc. 6. The systemic disorders associated with ocular diseases were hypertension 7.0%, diabetes 5.0%, respiratory diseases 4.2%, and heart diseases 2.0%. 7. Visual acuities better than 0.4 were obtained in 87.4% of postoperative cataract surgeries in aged patients.
Key Words: Aged patients;Blindness;Ocular disease

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