SCIENTIFIC POSTER

Risk Factors for Ocular Complications in Adult Patients with Uveitis by Maria del Mar Prieto del Cura, JJ Gonzalez-Guijarro, Spain


ABSTRACT

Purpose:

To report risk factors for ocular complications in adults with uveitis.

Methods:

Retrospective cohort study of 653 patients with uveitis (869 eyes) followed for at least one month attended between May 1989 and December 2012.

Results:

After a mean follow-up of 16 months (interquartile range 3-59), 43.5% of patients developed one or more complications, including cataract formation (25%), iris alterations (20%), and macular edema (16%) as the most frequent. Older age, intermediate uveitis, chronic course, and uveitis activity ≥ 4 weeks were significantly more frequent among patients with complications. In the multivariate analysis, age over 65 years (hazard ratio [HR] 2.76, 95% confidence interval 1.72-4.4), chronic course (HR 1.78, 95% CI 1.23-259), and uveitis activity ≥ 4 weeks (HR 1.94, 95% Ci 1.33-2.84) were predictors of complications.

Conclusions:

In the present series of patients with uveitis, advanced age, chronic uveitis, and prolonged inflammatory activity were risk factors for complications.


CONTACT DETAILS

 

Maria del Mar Prieto del Cura, JJ Gonzalez-Guijarro
The University Hospital La Princesa
Madrid
Spain
Email : marprieto20@yahoo.com
Cell Phone: +34680847460
Work Phone: +34680847460