Vision-Related Quality of Life among Patients Attending the Diabetes and Eye Clinics in Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya

Scholars conducted a study on patients living with diabetes to evaluate the quality of life they lead focusing on those suffering from vision impairing diseases caused by diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common vision disease. It is a disease that affects the retina caused by high levels of blood sugar which is diabetes.

Patients with diabetes who also have diabetic retinopathy were seen to be leading a life of lower quality in comparison to patients living with diabetes with no diabetic retinopathy.  

Quality of life being one of the primary objectives of diabetes treatment and care, health professionals are advised to routinely check for vision diseases caused by diabetes in their patients during clinic visitations. Early detection and prevention go a long way in improving the quality of life of the patient.

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