Department of Internal Medicine - Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology - Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and elevated blood pressure. A global increase in the incidence and prevalence of metabolic syndrome has been noted. In line with this, blindness caused by retinopathy both diabetic or hypertensive has also been a rising concern because of the increasing number of individuals who develop retinopathy as a complication. With this study we will be able to identify if patients with metabolic syndrome would have a greater risk for developing retinopathy compared to patients who do not present with metabolic syndrome.