Retinopathy surgery in patients with diabetic ophthalmoplegia in the City of Kashan

Aghadoost, H.R. and Aghadoost, D. (2015) Retinopathy surgery in patients with diabetic ophthalmoplegia in the City of Kashan. Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 12. pp. 129-133.

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Diabetic ophthalmoplegia is a complication of diabetic mellitus. The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical characteristics and severity of retinopathy in diabetic patients with cranial nerve (CN) 3,4 and or 6 palsies involvement. This descriptive study included 96 patients with diabetic ophthalmoplegia who were treated in Matini hospital of Kashan, Iran during the years 2004-2012. Demographic and clinical data including type of DM, stage of diabetic retinopathy, involved cranial nerve, and duration of resolution were examined. Statistical analysis was performed by SPSS 16.0 Software. The result showed that 96 patients 54(56) were male and 42 (44) were female. The frequency of 6th nerve involvement was 50(52), 3rd nerve 41(43), and 4th nerve 5(5.2). There was no statistically significant association between the stage of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic ophthalmoplegia (P=0.92). Based on the result of this study, diabetic ophthalmoplegia more frequently involves 6th cranial nerve and rarely 4th nerve. Diabetic patients with cranial nerve palsies (3,4 or 6) may have mild retinopathy. This may imply a different pathophysiologic mechanism for these two microvascular complications of DM.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; Article; coronary artery disease; cranial nerve; cranial nerve paralysis; diabetes mellitus; diabetic ophthalmoplegia; diabetic patient; diabetic retinopathy; disease severity; female; hospital; human; hyperlipidemia; hypertension; insulin dependent diabetes mellitus; Iran; major clinical study; male; middle aged; non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus; ophthalmoplegia; prospective study; vasculopathic hypertension
Subjects: Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Clinical Sciences > Department of Ophthalmology
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 14:31

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