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Research Letter
May 2016

Incidence of Cataract Surgery in Patients After Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention in Taiwan

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 3Department of Cardiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 4Master degree program in Aging and Long-Term Care, College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 5Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(5):710-711. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0554

More than 1 million percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI) procedures are performed annually in the United States,1 resulting in some reduction of cardiovascular mortality.2 Because the correlation between occupational radiation exposure and excess risk of cataract formation in medical staff is well documented,35 ocular protection from radiation (ie, routine use of lead eye glasses) is recommended for interventionists. However, the risk of radiation cataract for patients undergoing PCI procedures has not drawn much attention, and there are no current guidelines for patient eye protection. Hence, we conducted this study to evaluate the risk of cataract in the population undergoing PCI procedures.

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