|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 198
Comments on "Obesity associated noncommunicable disease burden"
Anubhav Chauhan, Shashi Datt Sharma
Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital Hamirpur, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||5-Aug-2016|
Dr. Anubhav Chauhan
Pine Castle, Near Mist Chamber, Khalini, Shimla - 171 002, Himachal Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Chauhan A, Sharma SD. Comments on "Obesity associated noncommunicable disease burden". Int J Health Allied Sci 2016;5:198
We read with great interest the article by Banjare and Bhalerao titled, "Obesity associated noncommunicable disease burden."  We applaud the efforts of the authors in describing the disease burden in detail. However, we would like to add that a number of eye diseases are associated with obesity. The information regarding the more prominent ones is as follows.
Refractive errors, strabismus, cataract, glaucoma, age-related maculopathy, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy are common ocular associations.  Retinal vein occlusion,  third cranial nerve palsy,  papilledema, and pseudotumor cerebri  are other blinding conditions which need special mention. Exudative retinal detachment, vitreous and preretinal hemorrhage, ischemic optic neuropathy,  and cortical blindness  are important ocular complications seen in preeclampsia.
Regretfully, most of the health institutes tend not to focus on eye examination, and adequate knowledge is not shared on the subject. It is recommended that mandatory eye screening should be done in all cases of obesity.
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