Risk of cataract and glaucoma in patients with multiple sclerosis

Authors Frank de Vries , Sigrid Mueller-Schotte , Marloes Bazelier , Hubert Leufkens , Bernard Uitdehaag , Tjeerd van Staa
Published in Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Publication date 2012
Research groups Proactive care for elderly people living at home
Type Article

Summary

The aim of the study was to evaluate whether multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with risk of cataract or glaucoma. We conducted a population-based cohort study utilizing the UK General Practice Research Database (1987–2009) linked to the national hospital registry of England (1997–2008). Incident MS patients (5576 cases) were identified and each was matched to six patients without MS (controls) by age, gender, and practice. Cox proportional hazard models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) of incident cataract and glaucoma in MS. Time-dependent adjustments were made for age, history of diseases and drug use.

Language English
Published in Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Year and volume 18 5
Key words glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, cataract
Page range 626-638

Proactive care for elderly people living at home