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Sociodemographic factors responsible for vision impairment in diabetic patients in Beni-Suef Governorate

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Session Title: Orbis Free Paper Session

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/09/2015 | 11:30-12:45

Paper Time: 12:22

Venue: Room 4

First Author: : P.Saif EGYPT

Co Author(s): :    S. Mohamed   S. Snousy   A. Semeda              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate Sociodemographic factors responsible for vision impairment and blindness among diabetic patients in Beni-Suef Governorate.

Setting:

The study was conducted on 200(two hundred) patients of Beni-Suef University Hospital outpatient clinic, Egypt.

Methods:

Patients selected were diabetics an legally blind(visual acuity ≤ 6/60),all patients were asked to answer a specially designed questionnaire ,

Results:

Knowledge about consequences of diabetes on the eye was low (31%),patients received laser treatment were more aware about consequences of diabetes(p≤0.02),as level of education increases patient knowledge about ocular complications of diabetes increases(p≤0.001),patient knowledge about complications of diabetes from internists and media was low while from ophthalmologists was greater(p≤0.02).

Conclusions:

A greater role of media and internists is recommended in informing diabetics about complications of diabetes and importance of regular follow-up, long term reduction of ocular complications of diabetes may be fulfilled by increasing level of education.

Financial Interest:

NONE

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