Purpose: To investigate the change in the refractive status of patients who were recently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.
Methods: The study was performed in the patients recently diagnosed with diabetes using various biochemical tests and clinical examinations. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels were measured along with the refractive errors initially and after 4 weeks. The difference between the two was evaluated.
Results: The average values of the initial measurement were as follows: FPG level—396 mg/dL, refractive value—+2.0 D. The average values after 4 weeks were as follows: FPG level—202 mg/dL, refractive value—+0.50 D.
Conclusion: Refractive error is affected in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus.
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