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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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Retrospective comparison of cataract surgery outcomes in diabetic patients compared to non-diabetic patients in a multi-surgeon teaching hospital

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First Author: J. Robins UNITED KINGDOM

Co Author(s):    M. Patel   O. Kailani   M. Parnell   G. Larkin           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

Several studies have shown that diabetic patients develop cataracts more frequent and earlier than non diabetics. We set out to evaluate the outcomes of cataract surgery in a teaching hospital comparing the two groups.

Setting:

Kings College Hospital Ophthalmology Department

Methods:

A retrospective study was carried out using electronic patient record based audit tool analysis of cataracts performed and kings college hospital london for one rotational year 2013-2014. Combined surgical procedures were excluded. Visual acuity and refractive outcomes and intra-operative complications were compared between the groups with statistical analysis.

Results:

In total, 2005 cataract surgeries were examined according to our inclusion criteria. The rates of complications were similar between the groups at 1.9% (47/1373) for non diabetic and 3.4% (22/637) for diabetic patients. There was no significant difference (p=>0.05) between predicted and post-operative spherical equivalent (mean arithmetic error) for the diabetic and non-diabetic groups was -0.802D and -0.805D respectively.

Conclusions:

The outcomes of cataract surgery in our study are excellent for both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Whilst rates of successful surgery in terms of intra-operative complications and refrative outcomes remain comparable, diabetic patients may have poorer outcomes in terms of visual acuity.

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