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
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.
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.
Asmaa A Mohammed
MBBCh, Quesna, El-Monofeya, 12 Azab Al-Leithy street, Quesna, Menofeya, 32631
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Ali KG, Soliman TT, Mohammed AA. Effect of cataract surgery on diabetic retinopathy.Benha Med J 2015;32:92-95
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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
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