Prevalence of and risk factors for asteroid hyalosis in Seoul, Korea

Ji Hyun Kim, Mi In Roh, Suk Ho Byeon, Hyoung Jun Koh, Sung Chul Lee, Oh Woong Kwon

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PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of asteroid hyalosis (AH) in Seoul, Korea, and to identify risk factors for the condition. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with review of fundus photographs of subjects who received a health check-up between January 2006 and December 2006 at the Yonsei Medical Examination Center yielded 9,050 available cases (aged 40 years or older). AH was diagnosed retrospectively by the presence of cream-white spherical bodies within the vitreous, as seen in the fundus photographs. RESULTS: The estimate prevalence of AH was 0.36%. Multivariate analysis showed that the prevalence of AH was significantly higher in older patients and in those with stroke history, hypertension history, and high serum lipid levels. CONCLUSION: AH was relatively uncommon with the estimate prevalence of 0.36% in Seoul, Korea. The prevalence of AH correlated with age, stroke history, hypertension history, serum triglyceride levels, and low-density lipoprotein levels, with no gender bias. AH was not significantly associated with a history of diabetes, gout, heavy drinking, or current smoking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1515-1521
Number of pages7
JournalRetina
Volume28
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 1

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Minor Planets
Korea
Stroke
Hypertension
Sexism
Vitreous Body
Gout
Seoul
Serum
Drinking
Multivariate Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Smoking
Lipids
Health

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  • Ophthalmology

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Kim, J. H., Roh, M. I., Byeon, S. H., Koh, H. J., Lee, S. C., & Kwon, O. W. (2008). Prevalence of and risk factors for asteroid hyalosis in Seoul, Korea. Retina, 28(10), 1515-1521. https://doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0b013e318185ea3c
Kim, Ji Hyun ; Roh, Mi In ; Byeon, Suk Ho ; Koh, Hyoung Jun ; Lee, Sung Chul ; Kwon, Oh Woong. / Prevalence of and risk factors for asteroid hyalosis in Seoul, Korea. In: Retina. 2008 ; Vol. 28, No. 10. pp. 1515-1521.
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Kim, JH, Roh, MI, Byeon, SH, Koh, HJ, Lee, SC & Kwon, OW 2008, 'Prevalence of and risk factors for asteroid hyalosis in Seoul, Korea', Retina, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 1515-1521. https://doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0b013e318185ea3c

Prevalence of and risk factors for asteroid hyalosis in Seoul, Korea. / Kim, Ji Hyun; Roh, Mi In; Byeon, Suk Ho; Koh, Hyoung Jun; Lee, Sung Chul; Kwon, Oh Woong.

In: Retina, Vol. 28, No. 10, 01.11.2008, p. 1515-1521.

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