Age a major risk factor for presence of CME in uveitis

March 12, 2008

Age, independent of the duration of uveitis, is a major risk factor for the presence of cystoid macular oedema (CME) in uveitis.

Age, independent of the duration of uveitis, is a major risk factor for the presence of cystoid macular oedema (CME) in uveitis, according to a report published in the February issue of Eye.

Bram van Kooij and colleagues from University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands conducted a study to determine the ophthalmologic and systemic factors associated with the presence of CME in patients with uveitis.

The retrospective, cross-sectional study of 97 consecutive patients with uveitis found that CME was present in 44% of patients. Its presence was strongly associated with increasing age (p=0.001) and age at the onset of uveitis (p

The researchers therefore concluded that age is a major risk factor for the presence of CME in uveitis.