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Year : 2016 | Volume : 4 | Issue : 2 | Page : 85 - 88  


Original Articles
To evaluate the awareness of diabetic retinopathy in self reported diabetic patients attending tertiary care centre in rural Telangana

Raghu V1, Shruthi T2, Saidivya R3, Rohini M4

1 Professor & HOD, Department of Ophthalmology, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar

2, 3 & 4 P. G. Residents, Department of Ophthalmology, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar

Corresponding Author:

Dr. Raghu V

Email: veladandaraghu@gmail.com

 

Abstract:

Background &Objective: To evaluate awareness of diabetic retinopathy in self reported diabetic patients attending tertiary care centre in rural Telangana.

Methods: This was a prospective study conducted on 215 diabetic patients attending department of ophthalmology (Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences) which included questionnaire and analysis of patients based on age, duration of diabetes mellitus (DM), education level and presence of diabetes.

Results: Out of 215 patients (63% men, 37% female) participated in the study. Through analysis, results showed were 83% were aware of diabetic eye disease (DED), 60% knew the relationship between diabetic eye disease (DED) and diabetes. 50% go to eye checkups regularly and 53% had their vision affected.

Conclusions: Patients with longer diabetes mellitus duration and more educated had marginally better awareness.

Keywords: Diabetic retinopathy, awareness, self reported diabetic patients, diabetic eye disease.





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