Dr. P. S. V. Saleem Basha; Dr. Balla Vidya Sagar
Abstract: Diabetes mellitus a major cause of blindness and visual disability not only in developing countries but also in developed countries. Its effects on so many ocular manifastations. One of that is outflow facility (C Value) and IOP. C Value is calculated in DM patients excluded hypertension and arterio sclerosis. Friend enwald nomograms 1955 for above cases by Schiotz tonometer. Normal is 0.28l/min/mmHg. In DM patient 0.25 l/min/mmHg in relation to without retinopathy 0.24 l/min/mmHg in with retinopathy. Aim of the study: Diabetes Mellitus within the last 6decades has emerged as a major cause of blindness and visual disability not only in developing countries but also in developed countries. It is one of the major cause of blindness in the western countries. Diabetes besides other ocular manifestation also effects the outflow facility of aqueous. Diabetics are more prone to have primary open angle glaucoma. The present study was under taken to review the possible relationship between outflow facility of aqueous and Diabetes mellitus. A sample of 100 cases had been taken in randomized manner of known diabetic patients as target population. Materials and Methods: The study of C Value outflow facility of aqueous in DM has been carried out in the REH, Kurnool and outside of Hospital and the patients admitted in endocrinology units of GGH, Kurnool for various medical complaints. In present study 100 Diabetic cases have been evaluated for C Value. Hypertensive and Arterio sclerotic patients are excluded in this study.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, outflow, 'c'-value, IOP4-schiotiz tonometer, gonioscopy, fundoscopy, mean IOP, POAG9