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Ophthalmologica. 2002 Sep-Oct;216(5):337-40.

Midterm visual outcome and progression of diabetic retinopathy following cataract surgery. Midterm outcome of cataract surgery in diabetes.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the influence of cataract surgery on progression of diabetic retinopathy and visual acuity.

METHODS:

37 patient eyes with mild to moderate diabetic retinopathy at baseline underwent phacoemulsification and intraocular posterior chamber lens implantation. They were examined 3.3 +/- (SD) 0.7 years after surgery.

RESULTS:

83.8% of the eyes showed a better final visual acuity, and 67.6% achieved a final visual acuity of 0.5 or better. The retinopathy remained unchanged in 83.8% and progressed in 16.2% of the eyes. No eye progressed to proliferative retinopathy.

CONCLUSION:

Phacoemulsification and implantation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens is a safe procedure for patients with mild to moderate diabetic retinopathy.

PMID:
12424399
DOI:
10.1159/000066179
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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