A twenty-year review of scleritis at Kyushu University

Takako Ito, Koh Hei Sonoda, Akiko Ariyama, Takahiko Nakamura, Tatsuro Ishibashi

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Purpose: To review scleritis and episcleritis during the past 20 years. Cases: This retrospective study comprised 111 cases of scleritis and 59 cases of episcleritis seen by us during 20 years through 2002. Results: Age at onset averaged 52.4±16.5 years for scleritis and 47.5±16.5 years for episcleritis. Women were more affected than men at the approxomate ratio of 3:4. The type of scleritis was diffuse in 58%, nodular in 17%, necrotizing in 5% and posterior in 20%. Unilateral involvement was more common than bilateral one both for scleritis and episcleritis. Iritis was the most frequent ocular complication and rheumatic arthritis was the most frequent systemic one. Conclusion: The present findings are almost consistent with previous reports regarding gender, age, ocular and systemic complications. Diffuse scleritis appears to be more common in the Japanese than in Caucasians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1217
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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