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Retinopathy in a diabetic population.

Authors
  • Shrestha, S
  • Malla, O K
  • Karki, D B
  • Byanju, R N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
5
Issue
2
Pages
204–209
Identifiers
PMID: 18604020
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

As 21% of the diabetic patients on treatment had various grades of diabetic retinopathy and 50% of the diabetic patients were not aware of diabetic retinopathy, emphasis has to be given for the awareness of ocular involvement in diabetes mellitus such that blindness from retinopathy can be prevented. The responsibility lies on treating physicians or Diabetic Centres for referral of diabetic patients for ophthalmic evaluation. Similarly, control of associated risk factors like hypertension, hyperlipidemia is equally important.

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