Proportion of diabetic retinopathy (DR) among newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending tertiary care centre at Tripura medical college, Agartala: A cross sectional study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 8672-8677
AbstractObjective: To estimate the proportion of diabetic retinopathy in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending tertiary care centre at Tripura Medical College, Agartala.
Methods: The current study was a cross-sectional investigation conducted at the Tripura Medical College, Department of Ophthalmology. The study population included adults over the age of 18 with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (less than 6 months after diagnosis) between April 2021 and October 2022. Each patient had a thorough eye examination.
Results: 130 patients participated in the study, with a mean age of 43.2 ± 10.2 years and a 66.9% male patient population. Diabetic retinopathy was discovered in 11.5% (95% CI 14.7, 15.3) ofnewly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.
Conclusion: In this study, patient with newly discovered type 2 diabetes mellitus had a significant prevalence of retinopathy. This emphasises the significance of conducting a thorough ocular examination on all type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at the time of diagnosis.
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