Table 2

Properties of patients examined or not examined by an ophthalmologist

Ophthalmological examination
YesNo
Total, n (%)103155
Male56 (54)84 (54)
Female47 (46)71 (46)
Mean age±SD (years)57±18*63±17
Intensive care unit13 (13)†42 (27)
Abdominal malignancy31 (30)33 (21)
Leukaemia or lymphoma5 (5)15 (10)
Abdominal complication30 (29)43 (28)
Neurological or psychiatric20 (19)32 (21)
Injury4 (4)6 (4)
Alcohol abuse4 (4)*26 (17)
Intravenous drug8 (8)6 (4)
Central venous catheter58 (54)79 (51)
Autoimmune disease3 (3)9 (6)
Endovascular or valve prosthesis3 (3)5 (3)
Endocarditis5 (5)4 (3)
Death <3 months3 (3)‡55 (35)
  • Age and gender distribution are shown. In addition, conditions and properties associated with development of candidemia are presented. Those treated at intensive care units, patients suffering from alcohol-related complications or died within 3 months were less frequently examined by an ophthalmologist.

  • *P<0.01.

  • †P=0.05.

  • ‡P<0.001.