Journal article

Epidemiology of uveitis in urban Australia

Colby T Hart, Elena Y Zhu, Carmel Crock, Sophie L Rogers, Lyndell L Lim

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Few prior studies have described the epidemiology of uveitis in the Australian population. BACKGROUND: To report the incidence and period prevalence of active uveitis in Melbourne and detail their subtypes and aetiologies. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using retrospective medical record review in a tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with a coded diagnosis of uveitis who attended the emergency department or specialist ocular immunology clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital between November 2014 through October 2015 (N = 1752). METHODS: Medical records were reviewed to confirm the date of diagnosis and subtype of uveitis. Incidence and prevalence rates were calc..

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