Background: Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus. A prevalence study could contribute in explaining the pattern and giving the perspective of how a community deals with diabetes and its complications.
Methods: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus at the Diabetic Center of Sanglah General Hospital. This study used a descriptive cross-sectional study using secondary data from medical records of patients with diabetes mellitus type 2.
Results: 1070 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus obtained from January â€“ December 2014. 6.92% patients have suffered from retinopathy, and 93.08% have not suffered from retinopathy. Distributions of patients who suffered from retinopathy were mostly from the age group of 50-59 years old.
Conclusion: Only 6.92 % of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Sanglah Hospital had suffered from the complication of diabetic retinopathy in the year 2014.Â