VA Outcomes and Prognostic Factors Following Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery in Patients with Diabetes
In Denmark, investigators performed a cohort study to assess visual acuity outcomes after phacoemulsification cataract surgery in a large population of diabetic patients with all degrees of diabetic retinopathy. This review of prospectively collected data comprised patients who had small-incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery between 1999 and 2008 (10 years) according to the Danish National Patient Registry.
The investigators reviewed the data of 7,323 diabetic patients. They noted that of these patients, 285 had cataract surgery. They found that the corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) increased significantly after cataract surgery […]