Risk of cataract and glaucoma in patients with multiple sclerosis

Authors Marloes Bazelier, Tjeerd van Staa, Bernard Uitdehaag, Sigrid Mueller-Schotte, Hubert Leufkens, Frank de Vries
Published in Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Publication date 2012
Type Article


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