ISSN 0886-3067

Volume No 36 Issue No 3

Dry Eye Disease And Diabetes Mellitis

Purpose: To find out the frequency of dry eye disease in patients of type II Diabetes Mellitus. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Federal Government Services Hospital Islamabad, from January 2015 to May 2016. Material and Methods: Four hundred patients of type II Diabetes, were selected by convenient sampling technique. Patients with any ocular surgery, any systemic disease or medication affecting tear production, pregnancy, and contact lens users were excluded. Clinical data was obtained by direct patient interviews and their medical records. Basic demographics were recorded and a 6-item standardized Dry eye questionnaire (DEQ-6) was administered by a trained researcher to all patients. Detailed eye assessment was performed by a single surgeon under the same physical conditions. DED was assessed using Dry eye workshops DEWS (2007) recommendations.

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