International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmacy | India | Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021

Community Pharmacists Centered Rural Mobile Role in Diabetic Retinopathy

A. Sachin Prakash | Nilsha Anil | H. Gomathy | M. Priyanka | R. Ramprasad [2]

Abstract: Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is considered as one of the leading global causes of blindness. s. Long-term poor glucose control leads to vascular incompetency, tissue swelling, new vessels formation, and if untreated, to irreversible severe visual loss. This study is fully based on survey modes by asking questionnaire to the community pharmacists about their attitude, activities and roles in disease management which mainly focuses on Diabetic Retinopathy cases Diabetic Retinopathy are the most common diseases in all over world which causes co morbid complications and it leads to increase in mortality rate. Community pharmacy is very much close to the public and they easily mingle with patients when compare to other health care professionals. The diabetes Retinopathy patients need chronic medication therapy because of which they routinely visit their community pharmacies. The community pharmacists are able to counsel the patients with diabetes Retinopathy. This article emphasis that the assessment shows the community pharmacist plays an important role in disease management, patient counselling, creating awareness, reducing the risk of poly pharmacy, self-monitoring on blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes Retinopathy.

Keywords: Community pharmacy, Patient counselling, Dispensing error, Diabetes, Retinopathy

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021,

Pages: 610 - 614

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