Lens opacities in women in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: is there evidence of an effect of sex hormones?

Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1993;91:517-44.

Abstract

Analyses reported here suggest a protective effect of estrogen status on lens opacities, which are very common in adult Americans. Clinical trials are currently underway to assess protective effects of past menopausal estrogens on other disease. Evaluation of lenses of the participants would shed light on effects in the lens.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cataract / epidemiology
  • Cataract / etiology*
  • Cataract / prevention & control
  • Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal / administration & dosage
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Female
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Male
  • Menarche
  • Menopause
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Wisconsin / epidemiology

Substances

  • Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones