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J. C. Hinson, Jr., A. Chun; Comparison of Vision Loss in Nondiabetic Males versus Females Post Cataract Extraction From Cystoid Macular Edema. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):4716.
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The purpose of this study is to determine if nondiabetic males or females suffer a more significant visual loss from CME at one month post cataract extraction.
This study is a restrospective chart review of 40 cataract surgeries performed by resident surgeons from January of 2003 to December of 2005. The patients in the study were divided into a male or female category based on gender. Each patient’s best corrected visual acuity and pinhole visual acuity was determined preoperatively at a visit that occurred within 2 months of cataract extraction. This was once again repeated at a one month postoperative visit, at which time each patient in the study was diagnosed with cystoid macular edema.
A total of 40 cataract cases were performed. Of these, thirty cases were used in the study. Reasons for exclusion included six patients with documented dry ARMD, 4 males and 2 females, two patients with documented Fuchs dystrophy, two females, and two patients with advanced glaucoma, one male and one female. By excluding these patients, the thirty remaining patients had only CME on clinical exam to account for any documented decrease in visual acuity. When comparing preoperative visual acuity to postoperative visual acuity, females were noted to have an average of -0.6 line of decreased visual acuity while males were noted to have an improvement of +0.71 line in visual acuity
Based on the data that was analyzed in this study, nondiabetic females that develop CME suffer a significantly greater loss in visual improvement post cataract extraction than nondiabetic males
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