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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 Jul;32(7):1184-7.

Posterior capsule opacification after cataract surgery in patients with diabetes mellitus.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Shiga Medical College, Ohtsu, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To prospectively compare the degree of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) after cataract surgery in patients with and without diabetes mellitus.

SETTING:

Sugita Eye Hospital, Nagoya, Japan.

METHODS:

Forty-two eyes of 42 consecutive diabetes mellitus patients (DM group) and 42 eyes of 42 non-DM patients (control group) scheduled to have cataract surgery were enrolled. The PCO value was determined using the posterior capsule opacification (POCO) system 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery.

RESULTS:

Posterior capsule opacification values 3 months after surgery did not differ significantly between the 2 groups (P>.05). At 6 and 12 months, the PCO values of the DM group were significantly higher than those of the control group (P = .002 and P = .03, respectively).

CONCLUSION:

Diabetic patients had significantly more severe PCO after cataract surgery than nondiabetic patients.

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PMID:
16857507
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrs.2006.01.100
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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