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Table 8 Practice toward diabetic eye disease

From: Awareness of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy among a group of diabetic patients in main public hospitals in Damascus, Syria during the Syrian crisis

Part 4: Practice toward diabetic eye disease
  n (%) n (%)
Do you have an eye problem due to DM? Yes, 155 (59.6%)  
No, 105 (40.4%)
Have you visited an ophthalmologist before Yes, 164 (63.1%)  
No, 96 (36.9%)
If you answered yes to the previous question, Do you visit an ophthalmologist regularly? Yes, 56 (34.1%)  
No, 108 (65.9%)
Total, 164
Why you don’t visit an ophthalmologist regularly? (of 108 patients) do not understand the necessity 32 (40.5%)
High price 12 (15.2%)
difficulties in reaching a medical center 11 (13.9%)
Othera 24 (30.4%)
Total 79
Missing 29
What is the degree of your diabetic retinopathy? Mild 6 6.1%
moderate 16 16.3%
severe 5 5.1%
don’t know 71 72.4%
total 98
Missing 162
  1. a Other reasons contained special reason to the patients like fear of revealing a hidden disease also a special thought that they believe in it