Risk factor for pterygium in Cambodian People

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Kossama Chukmol
Chansathya Khieu


Introduction: Pterygium is one of the most common eye diseases around the world especially asia. Many study about pterygium show that residence; age, race, sex, sunlight exposure, and education level were with risk for pterygium. At the moment, the exact the pathogenesis of pterygium remains unclear.

Objevtive: To determine the risk factor of pterygium in a group of Cambodian people.

Materiel and Methods: Data were analyzed from 183 participants, in Preah Ang Doung Hospital and Takeo Eye Hospital, age ranged from 20-80 years old. Participants were asked to answer the questionnaire related to their everyday activities.

Results: Male was affected more than female. The most affected age range was 50-59 years old. The participant who live and work in the province were more populated with pterygium than that from the city. More than 70% of the participants never have protection during work

Conclusion: Pterygium was positively associated with older age and outdoor time and use of hat and/or sunglasses


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