Journal article

Diabetic retinopathy progression 6 months post-cataract surgery with intravitreous bevacizumab vs triamcinolone: A secondary analysis of the DiMECAT trial

Muhammad B Sasongko, Sophie Rogers, Marios Constantinou, Sukhpal S Sandhu, Sanjeewa S Wickremasinghe, Salmaan Al-Qureshi, Lyndell L Lim

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) may progress following cataract surgery due to surgery-induced inflammation. The effect of intravitreal bevacizumab (BVB) and triamcinolone acetonide (TCA), which have differing anti-inflammatory properties, on DR progression following cataract surgery has not been reported. BACKGROUND: To report the progression of DR in diabetic patients undergoing cataract extraction treated with intravitreal BVB or TCA during the surgery. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of 6-month data from a prospective, randomized, double-masked clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Diabetic patients with clinically significant cataract and fovea involving diabetic macular oedema (DME), or a rece..

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