This study was undertaken to assess the less-known association between subclinical hypothyroidism and severity of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Among 35 diabetic patients who were subclinically hypothyroid, 20 (57.1%) had retinopathy as compared to 21 patients (30%) in the euthyroid group, which was significant (p=0.011). SCH was also significantly associated with severe diabetic retinopathy (p < 0.001). Also, there were differences in TSH levels in different stages of retinopathy. As the level of TSH was increasing, the severity of retinopathy was also increasing. There was a clear association between the thyroid status and the diabetic retinopathy status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)