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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


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.


Kings College Hospital Ophthalmology Department


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.


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.


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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