Researching Cataract Eye Surgery and Diabetic RetinopathyA new study delves into the connection between cataract surgery and diabetic retinopathy with type 2 diabetics.
Yih-Chung Tham, Ph.D., of the Singapore Eye Research Institute and colleagues found that common surgery could increase patients' risk of developing the condition. The research paper, "Association of Cataract Surgery With Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Among Asian Participants in the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study," appears in JAMA Network Open.
"The findings of this population-based cohort study suggest that prior cataract surgery was associated with a higher risk of developing DR among individuals with diabetes. Further validation is warranted to confirm this association," the researchers wrote.
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Cataract Surgery Increases Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy