Journal article

Visual outcome and progression of retinopathy after cataract surgery in diabetic patients

DW Chiu, RA Meusemann, DV Kaufman, AJ Hall, MD Daniell

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING ASIA | Published : 1998


PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of visual impairment in developed countries through retinopathy and is frequently complicated by cataract formation. The present study examines the visual outcome of cataract surgery in diabetic pat ents. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed over a 26 month period in a general hospital eye clinic. Eighty-five consecutive diabetic patients who underwent cataract surgery were categorized according to their type of diabetes, duration and treatment, operative technique, pre-operative visual acuity (VA) and degree of retinopathy. Visual acuity and retinopathy status were recorded at a minimum of 4 months postoperatively. Factors affecting visual..

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