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Can cataract surgery be done on a patient who has diabetes?

Yes, and because diabetics are more likely to develop cataracts, this is not an uncommon scenario. However, there are certain precautions one must take. Diabetics are more predisposed to infection and swelling, so many ophthalmologists will use slightly different postoperative protocols in patients who have diabetic eye disease.

Answered by: James M. Heltzer, MDDr. James M. Heltzer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Dec 09, 2013

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