“A Cross Sectional Study to Evaluate Association Between the Duration of Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in A Tertiary Care Centre”


  • Dr. Sneha Murade DVVPFs Medical College & Hospital, Ahmednagar-414111, Maharashtra, India
  • Dr. Amrut Swami
  • Dr. Anil Singh
  • Dr. Vikas Khamkar
  • Dr. Shruti Swami




Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Retinopathy, FFA, Duration of diabetes


Introduction: The numbers of people affected with lifestyle related diseases are increasing every day, diabetes being one of the major contributors to the increasing morbidity and mortality in the world. Diabetic retinopathy is one the complications of diabetes which is thought to be associated with the duration of diabetes, we conducted this study to evaluate the same. Methods: This study was conducted at Department of Ophthalmology. Total 100 cases were selected for the study and patient data was collected and analysed. Duration of diabetes and its association with diabetic retinopathy was studied. Results: There were 62 males (62%), most of the participants were more than 60 years of age (54%). Majority of the patients had diabetes for 5 to 10 years (44%) followed by 1 to 5 years (34%) and 0 – 1 year (22%). On FFA examination, majority of the patients had no any diabetic retinopathy (52%) while rest 48 patients had retinopathy (48%). Significant association was seen between the duration of diabetes and presence of diabetic retinopathy. (p=0.002). Conclusion: We found a significant association between the duration of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. It is important that in patients with diabetes who are not diagnosed as retinopathy by ophthalmoscopy, FFA should be done.


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Murade, D. S., Swami, D. A. ., Singh, D. A., Khamkar, D. V. ., & Swami, D. S. . (2021). “A Cross Sectional Study to Evaluate Association Between the Duration of Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in A Tertiary Care Centre”. VIMS Health Science Journal, 8(2), 62–66. https://doi.org/10.46858/vimshsj.8203