HbA1C Levels and its correlation in Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr Saba Eqbal, JR-3, M.S Ophthalmology, Katihar Medical College and Hospital
2020 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
The study aimed to determine the correlation of HbA1C with different grades of Diabetic Retinopathy. 80 participants were included in the study, in whom relevant history regarding their diabetes was noted i.e age at diagnosis of diabetes, duration of the diabetes, nature and duration of treatment received, glycemic control and compliance to the treatment. Patients were evaluated for their HbA1C levels, hypertension, lipid profile and renal parameters. Each participant's diabetic retinopathy
more » ... tic retinopathy status was classified according to the ETDRS system. Our study found a correlation between different grades of diabetic retinopathy and CSME with HbA1C levels. The other factor which had a significant correlation was duration of diabetes. Age of the patient, gender of the patient, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, modality of treatment and nephropathy did not have a significant correlation when compared in different grades of diabetic retinopathy.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v8i9.34 fatcat:ovpw3f4ijjfd5jqnyjtsz7cori