Biometry of eyes in type 1 diabetes

Adnan, X., Suheimat, Marwan, Efron, Nathan, Pritchard, Nicola, Mathur, Ankit, Mallen, Edward A.H., & Atchison, David A. (2015) Biometry of eyes in type 1 diabetes. Biomedical Optics Express, 6(3), pp. 702-715.

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This is a comprehensive study of a large range of biometric and optical parameters in people with type 1 diabetes. The parameters of 74 people with type 1 diabetes and an age matched control group were assessed. Most of the people with diabetes had low levels of neuropathy, retinopathy and nephropathy. Marginal or no significant differences were found between groups for corneal shape, corneal thickness, pupil size, and pupil decentrations. Relative to the control group, the diabetes group demonstrated smaller anterior chamber depths, more curved lenses, greater lens thickness and lower lens equivalent refractive index. While the optics of diabetic eyes make them appear as older eyes than those of people of the same age without diabetes, the differences did not increase significantly with age. Age-related changes in the optics of the eyes of people with diabetes need not be accelerated if the diabetes is well controlled.

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ID Code: 92213
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Eyes, Biometry, Diabetes
DOI: 10.1364/BOE.6.000702
ISSN: 2156-7085
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2016 01:07
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016 23:28

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