A Study of the Awareness of Diabetic Eye Disease Among Diabetics

Kamath, Yogish Subraya (2017) A Study of the Awareness of Diabetic Eye Disease Among Diabetics. Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 3 (4). pp. 500-503. ISSN 2395-1443

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Purpose: To assess the awareness of diabetic eye disease amongst patients visiting a tertiary care hospital with Diabetes mellitus. Methods: A cross section of patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus , in a specified time interval ,were interviewed on the basis of a questionnaire regarding their awareness of eye disease due to diabetes and their actual attitude and practice. Results: 423 patients were included in the study. Their responses were analyzed as per the questionnaire, on percentage basis. Conclusion: The study concluded that despite a reasonably good awareness regarding diabetes mellitus and ocular involvement, there was poor attitude and practice of utilization of available resources for screening and treatment of diabetic eye disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 04:14
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 04:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150516

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