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2005 Gregg Lecture: Congenital cataract - from rubella to genetics


Mackey, DA, 2005 Gregg Lecture: Congenital cataract - from rubella to genetics, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 34, (3) pp. 199-207. ISSN 1442-6404 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1442-9071.2006.1194.x


On the 65th anniversary of Gregg's observation 'Congenital cataract following German measles in the mother, rubella has retired as the leading cause of congenital cataract, from 87% of Gregg's cohort to less than 3% over the last 25 years and almost zero now in Australia and other developed countries. However, people must keep vigilance in maintaining immunization rates and encourage immunization in developing countries. At least one-fifth of congenital cataract is familial. Understanding the genetics of familial cataract will lead to better treatment of congenital as well as age-related cataract. © 2006 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mackey, DA (Professor David Mackey)
ID Code:40071
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-05-17

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