Cigarette Smoking as a Risk Factor for Uveitis

Phoebe Lin, Allison Loh, Todd P. Margolis, Nisha R. Acharya

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Purpose: To determine the association between tobacco smoking history and uveitis. Design: Retrospective, case-control study. Participants: A total of 564 patients with ocular inflammation seen in the Proctor Foundation uveitis clinic between 2002 and 2009, and 564 randomly selected patients seen in the comprehensive eye clinic within the same time period. Methods: A retrospective medical record review of all cases and controls. Main Outcome Measures: A logistic regression analysis was conducted with ocular inflammation as the main outcome variable and smoking as the main predictor variable, while adjusting for age, gender, race, and median income. Results: The odds of a smoker having ocular inflammation were 2.2-fold that of a patient who had never smoked (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.7-3.0; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-590
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmology
Volume117
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Uveitis
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Case-Control Studies
Logistic Models
History
Regression Analysis
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
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Cigarette Smoking as a Risk Factor for Uveitis. / Lin, Phoebe; Loh, Allison; Margolis, Todd P.; Acharya, Nisha R.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 117, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 585-590.

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Lin, Phoebe ; Loh, Allison ; Margolis, Todd P. ; Acharya, Nisha R. / Cigarette Smoking as a Risk Factor for Uveitis. In: Ophthalmology. 2010 ; Vol. 117, No. 3. pp. 585-590.
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