Results Of Cataract Surgery In Diabetics?

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Afternoon, I want to ask, my father is diabetic, a week ago he had cataract surgery because he had diabetes, but it’s been a week since the operation there have been no results, his vision still looks the same as he did before the operation, because what I heard from the patient cataract usually within a week there is a change in vision. I want to ask, is there a difference in the time span of cataract healing in normal patients with diabetic patients?

1 Answer:

Hello Iren, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

Cataract surgery in diabetics can indeed be said to be different from cataract surgery in normal people. Basically diabetics have a susceptibility to suffer from various eye diseases other than cataracts which usually appear at a younger age than normal. Various diseases of the eye can affect the improvement of vision after cataract surgery.


Prior to cataract surgery, it is necessary to carry out various evaluations and pre-therapy for diabetics, including controlling blood sugar levels (until they reach normal levels) and examining the patient's retina (inner layer of the eyeball). Sometimes it is also necessary to give certain drugs (injected into the eye) before surgery. The surgical technique performed can also be different depending on the presence or absence of certain diseases on the inside of the eyeball that arise due to complications from diabetes. Diabetics are also more prone to post-operative complications such as infection, bleeding in the eyeball, and retinal detachment.


In your father's case, vision improvement should have occurred after cataract surgery. If your vision doesn't improve within 1 week after surgery, your father most likely has another disease in his eyeball that is still interfering with his vision. Some eye diseases that can be experienced by diabetics that can also interfere with vision other than cataracts include:

diabetic retinopathy
macular edema
retinal detachment
glaucoma due to neovascularization in the iris

We recommend that you bring your father back to the eye doctor control according to the specified schedule for further examination of your father's eyes. What your father can do at this time is to control his blood sugar by taking antidiabetic drugs (or insulin injections) according to the instructions of the treating doctor.

That's all the information from me, hopefully it's enough to answer

dr. Irna Cecilia


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