Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Diabetic retinopathy


Evaluation of the status of diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery

Dr. Preeti Singh, Ankit Gupta

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 712-719

Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects about 400 million adults globally, a number that is predicted
to be doubled by 2035 according to the world health organization (WHO).When cataract
surgery is done on diabetic patient the status of retina and retrieval of vision depends on
severity of diabetic retinopathy and previous treatment received. In diabetic patients,
macular oedema after cataract surgery can be a frequent and complex problem, especially
in the patients with pre-existing diabetic retinopathy. The objective of present study is to
evaluate the status of diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery. The hospital based
prospective, observational study was carried out. 50 diabetic patients underwent cataract
surgery between October 2017 to September 2018. All were studied postoperatively at 1
month and 3 months.
This study used OCT to evaluate macular oedema in patients which in turn helped to find
out the status of diabetic retinopathy. The present study does not show any progression in
diabetic retinopathy in the operated eyes over the short term follow up of 3 months. None
of the patients who were having no retinopathy pre-operatively developed retinopathy post
operatively.