Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients with diabetes mellitus and controls operated on for cataract

ControlDiabetes
Diabetic retinopathy
No/mild-moderateModerate-severe/proliferative
Number of eyes222725
(9/18)(12/13)
Age at surgery (years)
Median767373
 Range(48–88)(49–86)(53–83)
Sex
Male12119
 Female101616
Duration of diabetes (years)
Median1520
 Range(5–50)(8–55)
Treatment
Insulin or insulin + tablets1819
 Tablets alone66
 Diet3
Diabetes
Type 124
 Type 22521
CSMO at baseline512
Preoperative laser treatment617
Indication for laser treatment at baseline922
Postoperative laser treatment:
none153
 focal or grid114
 scatter or scatter with grid118
Postoperative Nd:YAG capsulotomy1
  • CSMO = clinically significant macular oedema; baseline = 1 week after surgery.