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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty


Diabetes and dry eye


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Author Details : K. Kalaivani

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 40-42


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Abstract

Aim: To assess the prevalence of dry eye syndrome in type II diabetic patients and its correlation to the severity of diabetic retinopathy.
Materials and Methods: 191 subjects of both sexes, with the mean age of 56.18± 8.87years, diagnosed to have Type II Diabetes mellitus were included in the study.
Observation and Results: 99 out of 191 patients (51.8%) had dry eye syndrome and the prevalence was higher in elderly group, aged above 60 years and those with severe grades of diabetic retinopathy. A significant association was observed between the duration of diabetes and frequency of dry eye syndrome.
Conclusion: Since diabetic patients are found to have higher prevalence of dry eye syndrome, examination for dye eye should be an integral part of the assessment of diabetic eye disease.

Keywords:
Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry eye, Type II Diabetes

How to cite : Kalaivani K, Diabetes and dry eye. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2017;3(1):40-42

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