IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

K Kalaivani
International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty   unpublished
Aim: To assess the prevalence of dry eye syndrome in type II diabetic patients and its correlation to the severity of diabetic retinopathy. Materials and Methods: 191 subjects of both sexes, with the mean age of 56.18± 8.87years, diagnosed to have Type II Diabetes mellitus were included in the study. Observation and Results: 99 out of 191 patients (51.8%) had dry eye syndrome and the prevalence was higher in elderly group, aged above 60 years and those with severe grades of diabetic
more » ... A significant association was observed between the duration of diabetes and frequency of dry eye syndrome. Conclusion: Since diabetic patients are found to have higher prevalence of dry eye syndrome, examination for dye eye should be an integral part of the assessment of diabetic eye disease.