Blepharitis as an early sign of metabolic syndrome: a nationwide population-based study

  title={Blepharitis as an early sign of metabolic syndrome: a nationwide population-based study},
  author={Chia-Yi Lee and Hung-Chi Chen and Hui-wen Lin and Jing-Yang Huang and Shih-Chun Chao and Chao-Bin Yeh and Hung-Yu Lin and Shun-Fa Yang},
  journal={British Journal of Ophthalmology},
  pages={1283 - 1287}
Background To investigate the relationship between blepharitis and metabolic syndrome (MetS) by using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID) of Taiwan. Methods This retrospective cohort study was conducted using data collected from the LHID for the period from 2009 to 2013. This study enrolled patients who received a diagnosis of blepharitis according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnostic code. The exclusion criteria were legal blindness, eyeball… 
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