Diabetic Retinopathy in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Title: Diabetic Retinopathy in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Published. Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology. Volume 23, No. 3 (July-September) 1998: pp 116-120

Purpose: To identify the factors associated with the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy.

Methods: One hundred fifteen (115) eyes of 59 patients were thoroughly examined for diabetic retinopathy. Baseline laboratory examinations were also performed and correlated with the ocular findings.

Results: Male sex, duration of the disease, fasting blood sugar, glysosylated hemoglobin and glucosuria were positively associated with diabetic retinopathy.

Conclusion: The importance of glycemic control on the progression of diabetic retinopathy is evident and therapeutic compliance guided by laboratory examinations is recommended.

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