1. Jul 21, 2021

Psoriasis linked with significantly higher risk of retinal diseases

Individuals with psoriasis are at a significantly higher risk of developing retinal diseases than those without psoriasis, according to a new study.

There was an incidence rate of 121.15 and 28.34 cases of retinal diseases per 100 000 person-years, respectively, for the 11,729 patients with psoriasis and 117,290 matched controls, included in this study.

After adjusting for potential confounders, patients with psoriasis had an adjusted hazard of 3.40 (95% confidence interval [CI], 2.63– 4.39) for retinal diseases. Patients had a significantly higher risk of developing retinal detachment, retinal vascular occlusion, and retinopathy.

Dai YX, Tai YH, Lee DD, et al. Risk of retinal diseases in patients with psoriasis: A population-based cohort study in Taiwan. J Dermatol. 2021; DOI: 10.1111/1346-8138.16062.