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Lusiana Stefanus


Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Airlangga Surabaya (2010)


Cataract is one most important cause of blindness in the world (Ettl, A, et al, 2004). There are many factors accelerate the progressivity of cataract, one of them is diabetes mellitus (Kim, SI, Kim, SJ, 2006).

                A study on the prevalence and characteristics of cataract in diabetic patients admitted at Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic, Dr Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, has been conducted. The observational - descriptive study was carried out for 4 months, from January 2009 to April 2009. The obtained cataract prevalence rate in the clinic was 21.99%.           

                From 64 observed diabetic patients, in women was found in 37 (57.81%) patients and in men was found in 27 (42.19%) patients. Cataract in diabetic patients mostly aged 66 - 70 years, which was comprising 22 (34.37%) patients. Most of non-diabetic cataract patients also belonged to age group of 66 - 70 years, comprising 52 (22.91%) patients. The mean of age in cataract diabetic patients were 63tahun and in non-diabetic cataract patients were 64tahun.

                Most cataract diabetic patients are in immature stage comprising 61% and monocular, comprising 64,62%. Most of cataract patients have diabetic duration of 6 - 10 years comprised 15 (23.44%) patients


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