Ocular associations of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of diseases including central obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, and high blood pressure. People with metabolic syndrome have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, beyond the risk associated with individual components of the syndrome. The association of diabetes and hypertension with retinopathy, cataract, and raised intraocular pressure is well known. This review highlights the association of metabolic syndrome, including all its components, with various ocular conditions such as retinopathy, central retinal artery occlusion, cataracts, and raised intraocular pressure.
Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India.
SourceIndian journal of endocrinology and metabolism 16 Suppl 1: 2012 Mar pg S6-S11
Pub Type(s)Journal Article