What is it about?

This is an epidemiology study conducted in Singapore Malays.

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Why is it important?

Risk factors like smoking and outdoor work predispose to pterygium.


Oxidative stress may be involved in pterygium formation.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: The prevalence of and risk factors for pterygium in an urban Malay population: The Singapore Malay Eye Study (SiMES), British Journal of Ophthalmology, December 2009, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/bjo.2008.150847.
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