Association of Serum Lipids Levels in Patients of Type 2 Diabetic Retinopathy and Without Retinopathy

Serum Lipids Levels in Patients of Type 2 Diabetic

  • Rachana Gahlawat Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, World College of Medical Sciences Research and Hospital, Gurawar, Jhajjar.
  • Dinesh Narain Saksena Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, World College of Medical Sciences Research and Hospital, Gurawar, Jhajjar.
Keywords: Diabetic retinopathy, fasting blood sugar, HbA1c and lipid profile

Abstract

Background: Diabetic retinopathy is a major micro-vascular complication of diabetes accounting for its leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Assessing the risk factors of diabetic retinopathy, particularly modified risk factors, is important for early intervention to reduce the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Subjects and Methods: Twenty eight Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus without any signs of retinopathy were identified from outpatient services of department of Medicine and Twenty eight Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus with retinopathy were identified from outpatient services of department of Ophthalmology along with Twenty eight healthy subjects were taken as controls. Results: Increased levels of Triglycerides and High density lipoprotein cholesterol were observed in both set of patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (with or without diabetic retinopathy) as compared to the healthy subjects which were statistically significant. Conclusion: Triglycerides and high density lipoprotein cholesterol is associated with the increased incidence in diabetes mellitus subjects.

Published
2019-07-10
How to Cite
Gahlawat, R., & Saksena, D. (2019). Association of Serum Lipids Levels in Patients of Type 2 Diabetic Retinopathy and Without Retinopathy. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(2), OT04-OT08. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/800
Section
Ophthalmology