Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy among Saudi diabetics

  title={Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy among Saudi diabetics},
  author={Ahmed M. Abu El-Asrar and Khalid A. Al-Rubeaan and Saleh A. Al-Amro and Dustan Kangave and Osama A. Moharram},
  journal={International Ophthalmology},
Purpose: To describe the incidence of, and risk factors associated with, diabetic retinopathy in diabetic persons assessed at a Saudi diabetes centre. Methods: Five hundred and two patients with diabetes mellitus assessed by our service were studied. There were 174 patients (34.7%) with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and 328 patients (65.3%) with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Results: The incidence of retinopathy was 157/502 (31.3%). The incidence was 42.5% in… CONTINUE READING


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