Refractive errors in type 2 diabetic patients. East Afr Med J. 2007 Jun;84(6):259-63. PMID: 18254467 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Mwale C, Karimurio J, Njuguna M.

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JEFITHA DRKARIMURIO, WANJIKU DRNJUGUNAMARGARET. "Refractive errors in type 2 diabetic patients. East Afr Med J. 2007 Jun;84(6):259-63. PMID: 18254467 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Mwale C, Karimurio J, Njuguna M.". In: East Afr Med J. 2007 Jun;84(6):259-63. Livestock Research for Rural Development; 2007.

Abstract:

{ Mansa General Hospital, P.O. Box 710156, Chembe Road, Mansa, Luapula, Zambia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and pattern of refractive errors among African type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and establish the relationship between baseline refractive status and degree of glycaemic control. DESIGN: A hospital based cross sectional study. SETTING: Diabetic medical and eye clinics at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). SUBJECTS: Ninety six type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. RESULTS: Ninety six patients aged 28 to 76 years were examined. The male to female ratio was 1:1.5 and about half of the patients (52.1%) had good glycaemic control. The prevalence of myopia was 39.5% and that of hypermetropia was 19.0%. Twenty two percent of the study patients had mild diabetic retinopathy (DR). Of the eyes with DR, 20% (15/75) were myopic, 19.4% (7/36) were hypermetropic and 26.6% (21/79) were emmetropic. There was no statistically significant correlation between baseline refractive status with DR (p = 0.358), or HBA1C (glycosylated haemoglobin) (rho = 0.130

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