Diabetic retinopathy following cataract surgery Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of patients undergoing cataract surgery have diabetes mellitus. AIM: To evaluate the course of diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery. METHODS: Diabetic patients with no or mild to moderate preoperative diabetic retinopathy were included and classified into 4 groups (AD): A--The course of retinopathy, B--macular edema, C--the effect of voltaren ophtha eye drops and D--systemic glycemic control. Group E included eyes with previous laser treatment for proliferative retinopathy. Clinical and angiographic retinal findings were scored before and after surgery. Progression was defined as an increase in the retinal score. In groups A, C, D and E the non-operated eye served as a control. In group B, the eyes of nondiabetic patients who had undergone cataract surgery served as a control. RESULTS: Retinopathy was stable in 66% and progressed in 34%(p …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005