Cataract Surgery in Patients with Diabetes
Our very own retina specialist, Scott Peterson, DO, co-authored an article on cataract surgery and management strategy in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As a fellowship trained and board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Peterson specializes in the medical management of retinal disease including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and other retinal disorders.
Read an excerpt below, and follow the link to learn more:
“Cataract surgery is a common and safe procedure, but can be associated with vision-threatening complications in the diabetic population, such as diabetic macular edema, postoperative macular edema, diabetic retinopathy progression, and posterior capsular opacification. This article is a brief review of diabetic cataract and complications associated with cataract extraction in this population of patients.”
Scott R. Peterson, Paolo A. Silva, Timothy J. Murtha & Jennifer K. Sun
Seminars in Ophthalmology Vol. 33, Iss. 1, 2018