|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 86
Comments on “Prevention and management of obesity: Saudi guideline update”
Anubhav Chauhan1, Shashi Datt Sharma2
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar Govt. Medical College, Nahan, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital Hamirpur, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-Jan-2017|
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|How to cite this article:|
Chauhan A, Sharma SD. Comments on “Prevention and management of obesity: Saudi guideline update”. Saudi J Obesity 2016;4:86
We read with great interest the article by Al-Shehri et al. titled, “Prevention and management of obesity: Saudi guideline update.” We applaud the efforts of the authors in describing the challenges in detail. However, we would like to bring to your notice that a number of eye diseases are associated with obesity and not just the systemic diseases mentioned by the respected authors in the introduction. The information regarding the more prominent ocular problems is as follows.
Refractive errors, strabismus, cataract, glaucoma, age-related maculopathy, and 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.
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 to avoid ocular complications in the future.
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| Author Reply|| |
Dear Dr. Anubhav Chauhan,
Thank you for submitting your valuable comments on "Saudi Guideline on prevention and management of Obesity". We read your interesting and important comments which explored the ocular manifestations and complications of obesity.We hope that the updated guideline will mention such issue in the future. Regarding what you mentioned about the mandatory of Eye Examination among obese patients, it is vital to support this statement by strong evidence.
Fahad S. Al-Shehri
Joint Progam of Family Medicine, Aseer Region, KSA
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