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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-48

Ocular problems in diabetes mellitus

Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Optometry and Visual Science, Elneelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

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Galal Mohamed Ismail
College of Health Sciences, University of Buraimi, Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1858-540X.150992

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Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is an important health problem affecting wide population band globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) considerable numbers of individuals were diagnosed with DM, however, notable numbers are still undiagnosed due to diverse reasons. All diabetics are at risk of developing pathological complications in particular ocular complications seemed to appear early and might lead to blindness at late stages. The screening and routine medical eye care programs helped in detecting early the ocular problems allowing best possible remedy. Monitoring of such ocular problems has significant role in reducing advance stages that might lead to blindness. In an attempt of listing possible ocular problems due to DM, the author reviewed what would be most seen in practice across the ocular and visual components structurally and functionally. Assuming the article might be used as a quick reference by the clinicians involved in seeing diabetic patients.

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