Benha Medical Journal

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92--95

Effect of cataract surgery on diabetic retinopathy


Khalid G Ali1, Tarek T Soliman1, Asmaa A Mohammed2 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Ministry of Health, Menofeya, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Asmaa A Mohammed
MBBCh, Quesna, El-Monofeya, 12 Azab Al-Leithy street, Quesna, Menofeya, 32631
Egypt

Objectives The aim of this study was to review articles on the effect of cataract surgery on diabetic retinopathy (DR). Of the reviewed publications, it was found that diabetic patients with mild-to-moderate DR are less likely to show progression of DR after phacoemulsification. Patients with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy and proliferative diabetic retinopathy have high risk of progression. Elevated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) at the time of cataract surgery increases the risk for DR progression after surgery. Conclusion Currently, early surgery is favored before the development of significant DR rather than waiting for the cataract to become denser. All efforts should be made to stabilize DR before cataract surgery.


How to cite this article:
Ali KG, Soliman TT, Mohammed AA. Effect of cataract surgery on diabetic retinopathy.Benha Med J 2015;32:92-95


How to cite this URL:
Ali KG, Soliman TT, Mohammed AA. Effect of cataract surgery on diabetic retinopathy. Benha Med J [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 May 22 ];32:92-95
Available from: http://www.bmfj.eg.net/article.asp?issn=1110-208X;year=2015;volume=32;issue=2;spage=92;epage=95;aulast=Ali;type=0