Assessment of prevalence of dry eyes in diabetic patients
Author(s): Dr. Neten Kinga
Abstract:Background: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has topped the leading health related catastrophes the world ever witnessed. Various corneal components like the epithelium, endothelium, nerves and immune cells signify specific systemic complications of diabetes. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the prevalence dry eyes in diabetic patients. Materials & methods: A total of 50 type 2 diabetic patients were included in the present study. Complete demographic details of all the patients were obtained. Prevalence of dry eye syndrome was recorded. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analysed by SPSS software. Results: The overall prevalence of dry eyes among type 2 diabetic patients was 32 percent (16 patients). Conclusion: Significant proportion of diabetic patients is affected by dry eyes during the course of the disease.