Kawasaki Disease Increases the Incidence of Myopia
The prevalence of myopia has rapidly increased in recent decades and has led to a considerable global public health concern.
In this study, we elucidate the relationship between Kawasaki Disease (KD) and the incidence of myopia. A total of 532 patients were included in the KD cohort and 2128 in the non-KD cohort. The risk of myopia (hazard ratio, 1.31; 95% confidence interval, 1.08–1.58; ) was higher among patients with KD than among those in the non-KD cohort.
The Cox proportional hazards regression model showed that irrespective of age, gender, and urbanization, Kawasaki Disease was an independent risk factor for myopia. Patients with Kawasaki Disease exhibited a substantially higher risk for developing myopia.Access this research