Profile Of Diabetic Retinopathy In A Tertiary Care Centre

Nayak, Rajesh R and Gour, Ruchi P and Kamath, Manjunath M (2015) Profile Of Diabetic Retinopathy In A Tertiary Care Centre. IJSR - International Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (7). pp. 668-670. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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AIM: To investigate the prevalence and determinants of diabetic retinopathy in a tertiary care centre in south India. INTRODUCTION: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a leading cause of preventable blindness in developing and developed countries. Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a specific microvascular complication of DM. Our study intends to outline the magnitude of the DR problem in our community. METHODS: Of the 1143 patients that attended OPD, 111 had DM. Identified patients underwent a battery of examinations and relevant blood investigations. RESULT: Prevalence of DR amongst those screened was 48.64%. The retinopathy profile showed 9.90% cases of mild non proliferative diabetic retinopathy, 14.41 of moderate non proliferative diabetic retinopathy, 7.20% severe non proliferative diabetic retinopathy, 17.11% proliferative diabetic retinopathy, 14.41% macular oedema. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of DR in urban south Indian population is 48.64% and is strongly associated with hypertension.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetic retinopathy, preventable blindness, urban south Indian, hypertension
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 10:17

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