1. Assessment of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Using Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Assessment of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Using Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common ocular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) and considered one of the leading causes of blindness in developed countries. Diabetic retinopathy is predominantly a microangiopathy in which high glucose levels can make small blood vessels particularly, vulnerable to damage. Objective: The aim of this work was to assess the thickness of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measured by Swept Source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Patients and Methods: The study was an observational cross-sectional study. The study was conducted on 40 eyes of diabetic patients ...

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