CYSTOID MACULAR EDEMA IN NON-INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETIC PATIENTS FOLLOWING PHACOEMULSIFICATION
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Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate the frequency of cystoid macular edema (CME) after phacoemulsification in patients with non-insulin dependant diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) as judged clinically, using fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Patients and Methods: This study was conducted on 40 eyes of 40 patients, 27 of them were males and 13 female patients. Preoperative preparation included control of fasting blood glucose (FBG) to the range of 130-150 mg/d1, and determination of the percentage of glycosylated hemoglobin (H1310) in blood. All patients had uncomplicated phacoemulsification under local peribulbar anesthesia. The presence of clinical and angiographic CME was evaluated 45 days after surgery, using fundus fluorescein angiography and selected patients underwent OCT to evaluate the macula.