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The Official Scientific Journal of Delhi Ophthalmological Society
Prevalence Of Diabetic Retinopathy In Jorhat District Of Assam
Sagarika Das, Narayan Bardoloi, Sandip Sarkar 
Chandraprabha Eye Hospital, Jorhat, Assam, India
Corresponding Author:
Sandip Sarkar 
MS
Fellow,
Chandraprabha Eye Hospital, 
Jorhat, Assam, India
Email id: sandipagmc@gmail.com
Published Online: 30-APR-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.351
Abstract
Aims:- To find the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a project named “Community Based Diabetic Retinopathy” initiated to study the diabetics in a city of population 1.2 lacs. 

Methods:- After initial survey, mapping was done where spots were identified to organize weekly diabetic retinopathy (DR) camps. The target population was sensitized by home to home visit, placing of canopies and posters prior to the camps. On the day of camp, people above 40 years were subjected for Random blood sugar (RBS) estimation besides routine eye check up. The known diabetics and those detected on that day were examined with indirect ophthalmoscopy (IDO) by ophthalmologists.

Results:- A total of 5596 persons were examined in 50 weekly camps in one year. 1172 diabetic patients were screened, out of which 66 were found to have retinopathy. Only 6 underwent treatment. Prevalence of DR was found to be 1.17% (M= 0.69%, F=0.48%) in the entire data set and 5.63% among the diabetics. 

Conclusion:- Prevalence of DR in our project was much less than other population based studies across the nation.
Keywords : diabetic retinopathy, screening, awareness
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