What is it about?

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine condition associated with poor ocular surface function.

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Why is it important?

There are many ways that diabetes can reduce tear stability. This report shows that more attention should be focused on these patients.


Diabetes can affect corneal epithelial basement membrane directly through biochemical and glycosylation of BM components. But it can also affect health of the sensory corneal nerves. This can result in poorer healing of the epithelial cells (lack of trophic support) and also reduced tear secretion.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Association of long-term glycaemic control on tear break-up times and dry eye symptoms in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, February 2018, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/ceo.13146.
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