Journal article

Poor metabolic and blood pressure control in patients with diabetic retinopathy attending a tertiary ophthalmic hospital in Australia

Gabriella Tikellis, Shiqi Wang, Nathan Wong, Jie Jin Wang, C Alex Hayper, Tien Y Wong

DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

AIM: To determine the adherence to recommended glycemic and blood pressure levels in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: A retrospective study in a tertiary eye clinic in Melbourne, Australia. Data pertaining to blood pressure (BP) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level were extracted from charts over a 3-month period. Optimal HbA1c was defined as levels <7%, and optimal BP control was defined as systolic/diastolic 20 years versus View full abstract