Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

A study of the awareness of diabetic eye disease among diabetics

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Author Details: Yogish S. Kamath

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 500

Article End Page : 503


Purpose: To assess the awareness of diabetic eye disease amongst patients visiting a tertiary care hospital with Diabetes mellitus.
Methods: A cross section of  patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus , in a specified time interval ,were interviewed on the basis of a questionnaire regarding their awareness of  eye disease due to diabetes and their actual attitude and practice.
Results:  423 patients were included in the study. Their responses were analyzed as per the questionnaire, on percentage basis.
Conclusion: The study concluded that despite a reasonably good awareness regarding diabetes mellitus and ocular involvement, there was poor attitude and practice of utilization of available resources for screening and treatment of diabetic eye disease.