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Relationship between Refractive Error and Diabetes Mellitus

Shubhnav Jain, Chetanya Prakash Gupta

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus, Fasting plasma glucose, Refractive error

Citation Information : Jain S, Gupta CP. Relationship between Refractive Error and Diabetes Mellitus. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2018; 3 (2):61-62.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0074

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


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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