AUSTRALIAN COHORT AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES
 

 

 

Blue Mountains Eye Study

Study aims

To assess visual impairment and common eye diseases of a representative older Australian community sample

Status

Ongoing

Year commenced

1992

No. follow up

3

Timeframes

1992, 1997, 2002, 2007

Baseline sample size

3654

Sampling

Older Australians living in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney (Katoomba, Leura, Medlow Bath and Wentworth Falls) aged 49-97 years

Gender

Both

Content

Eye disease and other general health, memory and cognition, quality of life, and visual functioning

Data collection

Eye conditions were assessed at each examination by taking a serious of photographs of the eye. At 5 and 10 years follow up, detailed hearing assessment was conducted in sound booths by audiologists. Fasting blood tests, food questionnaire.

Type of dementia

Dementia

Cognitive assessment

MMSE

Location of research

Blue Mountains, NSW

Contact person

Professor Paul Mitchell

Contact details

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Web address

cvr.org.au/bmes.htm

Funding agencies

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Data availability