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Prevalence of pterygium in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis study

(2017) Prevalence of pterygium in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis study. Electronic physician. pp. 5914-5919. ISSN 2008-5842 (Print) 2008-5842 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29560142

Abstract

Background and aim: Pterygium is one of the most prevalent pathologies involving the cornea, which can lead to various vision signs and even reduction in eyesight. No accurate estimate has been reported about the prevalence of pterygium in Iran. Hence, this study aimed to determine the pterygium prevalence in Iran by meta-analysis method. Methods: Searching for data of the last eleven years (from 2004 to 2015) was conducted using the keywords of pterygium, eye, and Iran in International and domestic indexing services and databases including Iranmedex, Scientific Information Database (SID), Magiran, Irandoc, Medlib, IranPsych, Science Direct, Web of Science (Thomson Reuters), PubMed, and Scopus. The data were analyzed using the meta-analysis method (the random effects model). The disharmony of the studies was investigated using the I2 index. The data were analyzed by STATA Ver.11 software. Results: In 5 studies conducted in Iran, with a sample size of 10,838 people between 2004 and 2015, the extent of the prevalence was estimated to be 11 (95 CI: 3 to 18). Also, the prevalence of pterygium in women and men was 18 and 13, respectively. Conclusion: According to the published reports from Iran and its comparison with other points in the world, the prevalence of pterygium in Iran is high, especially among women.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Eye Iran Prevalence Pterygium
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Page Range: pp. 5914-5919
Journal or Publication Title: Electronic physician
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 9
Number: 12
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.19082/5914
ISSN: 2008-5842 (Print) 2008-5842 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/994

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