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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-61

Cataract surgery in diabetic patients

Department of Ophthalmology, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ, United Kingdom

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Tarek Hammam
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/2347-5617.150212

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Cataract is a common condition observed in patients with diabetes mellitus frequently requiring surgical intervention. Cataract surgery in diabetic patients may result in poor visual outcomes due to the progression of diabetic retinopathy and accelerated development of diabetic macular edema. Researchers and surgeons are interested in learning whether patients with diabetes have increased risks for complications from cataract surgery. In this review, I will evaluate the current management of the adverse events that may occur due to cataract surgery in diabetic patients.

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