Ocular complications in renal transplant recipients
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
The ocular complications in renal transplant recipients were evaluated in 44 patients and in 22 control patients with renal failure. Of the 44 patients 33 showed some ocular abnormality, but only posterior subcapsular cataracts which occurred in 34 per cent of post-transplant patients could be related to post-transplant corticosteroid therapy. There was no correlation between posterior subcapsular cataracts and either the duration of daily doses or total doses of corticosteroids in patients under 25 years of age in whom the incidence of posterior subcapsular cataracts tended to be higher than in older patients. There appeared to be a significant correlation between the duration of therapy and the total corticosteroid dose and the incidence of posterior subcapsular cataracts in the older age group. © 1973.
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