Comprehensive strategy for cataract patients with diabetes mellitus

Authors: Yan Hong,  Bin Yue

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2019.10.001
Published 2019-10-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2019,37(10): 769-773.

Abstract

As the increases of morbidity of diabetes, the cataract patients with diabetes mellitus requiring surgery is gradually increasing.Compared with age-related cataract, cataract patients with diabetes mellitus showed earlier onset, faster developing, higher prevalence and more postoperative complications, including posterior capsular opacification, corneal-related complications and cystoid macular edema.The therapy of cataract with diabetes is relatively complicated.The blood glucose level, the severity of cataract, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema need to be considered in order to choose the optimal operation timing and corresponding therapeutic methods.Therefore, individualized treatment should be carried out based on the controlling of systemic diseases, and more attention should be paid to the following-up of diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery.

Key words:

Diabetes, complications; Cataract, surgery; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular edema

Contributor Information

Yan Hong
Xi’an No.4 Hospital, Shanxi Eye Province, Affiliated Guangren Hospital, School of Medicine, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710004, China
Bin Yue
Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China
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