Risk of selected eye diseases in people admitted to hospital for hypertension or diabetes mellitus: record linkage studies
- 1Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
- 2Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
- 3Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
- Correspondence to Dr Gerald McGwin, Departments of Epidemiology and Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 609 Eye Foundation Hospital, 1720 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA;
Contributors GM contributed to the conception of this letter and approved the final version to be published. CH and GM contributed equally in the drafting and revising of the letter and reviewed critically for important intellectual content.
We read with great interest the article by Goldacre et al.1 The authors conducted a retrospective matched cohort study to measure the association between hypertension or diabetes …