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Eur J Ophthalmol. 1996 Jan-Mar;6(1):59-62.

Alteration of visual function in impaired glucose tolerance.

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Institute for Experimental Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey.


People with impaired glucose tolerance are considered to be prone to diabetes. To evaluate their visual function we investigated colour vision with the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue test and contrast sensitivity with Arden's grating cards in people with imparied glucose tolerance (IGT), people with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and others with type II diabetes (NIDDM). Eyes with low vision or any anterior or posterior segment abnormalities were excluded. Contrast sensitivity and color vision differed significantly between the groups (p < 0.01). It thus appears that patients with IGT but without clinical diabetes could be followed up to see whether these alterations have any predictive value for the development of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy.

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