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Vitrectomy in diabetic patients- the fellow eye

Session Details

Session Title: Quick Fire Free Paper 1

Session Date/Time: Thursday 11/09/2014 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 09:40

Venue: Boulevard D

First Author: : C.Sinapis UK

Co Author(s): :    R. Newsom   S. Lash   D. Hornan   A. Warwick   P. Alexander  

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To identify the risk factors for vitrectomy in the fellow eye in diabetic patients who had a vitrectomy in one eye for diabetic complications.

Setting:

Eye Unit of Southampton General Hospital.

Methods:

Retrospective review of 90 diabetic patients who had primary vitrectomy for diabetic complications in one eye in Southampton General Hospital since 2009. Mean follow up of 3 years. Data obtained from notes and Medisoft.

Results:

Male sex and young age, in combination, are statistically significant hazards for the fellow eye to undergo vitrectomy (p=0.02) Type 1 DM and right eye are associated with slightly higher risk of the fellow eye to undergo vitrectomy, but not statistically significant. 30% of patients underwent vitrectomy in the fellow eye during the follow up period. 46% of patients required PRP in the fellow eye during the follow up period. 5% of patients lost more than 3 lines of vision in the chart in the fellow eye during the follow up period.

Conclusions:

Approximately half of the diabetic patients with vitrectomy in one eye will require intervention in the fellow eye as well. Male sex and young age, in combination, are statistically significant hazards for intervention in the fellow eye.

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