Purpose: To assess the awareness of diabetic eye disease amongst patients visiting a tertiary care hospital with Diabetes mellitus.
Methods: A cross section of patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus , in a specified time interval ,were interviewed on the basis of a questionnaire regarding their awareness of eye disease due to diabetes and their actual attitude and practice.
Results: 423 patients were included in the study. Their responses were analyzed as per the questionnaire, on percentage basis.
Conclusion: The study concluded that despite a reasonably good awareness regarding diabetes mellitus and ocular involvement, there was poor attitude and practice of utilization of available resources for screening and treatment of diabetic eye disease.
the awareness of diabetic eye disease among diabetics