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Validity of self-reported eye disease and treatment: is that correct?!
  1. Siamak Sabour1,
  2. Fariba Ghassemi2
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Farabi Hospital, Eye Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Professor Siamak Sabour, Department of Epidemiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; s.sabour{at}sbmu.ac.ir

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We were interested to read the paper by Patty and colleagues1 published in the April 2012 issue of Ophthalmology. The authors aimed to examine the validity of self-reported eye disease, including cataract, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, and self-reported surgical treatment for cataract and diabetic retinopathy in the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. They report that the sensitivity …

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