Cataractsurgery for patients with diabetes can be performed successfully with good results. “In performing cataract surgery and lens implants for patients with diabetes we are especially critical in our preoperative evaluations and apply cautious surgery techniques,” commented NY Cataract Surgeon Satish Modi, M.D. “For over a year now we have used the Alcon® LenSx® Femtosecond Laser to perform bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery for these patients. It has proven to be a real plus, giving us even greater confidence in the precision and predictability for higher risk patients.”
“Given the growing diabetic population in the U.S. and the fact that diabetes is a known risk factor for developing cataracts and diabetic retinopathy, it is not uncommon for diabetic patients to need cataract surgery and often at an earlier age than others who are not diabetic,” explained Andreas Wolter, M.D., a New York Cataract Surgeon
at Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. “We know that diabetics can have some difficulty with wound healing. My cataract surgery incision is very tiny-2.2.mm-and really poses no additional risk to diabetic patients than to non diabetic patients. The really exciting thing about my cataract surgery technique is that I we now use the femtosecond laser for bladeless cataract surgery which gives me exquisite control of the wound and incision architecture each and every time I operate,” noted Dr. Modi.
Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preserving eye health and vision with diabetes. If you or someone you know suffers from diabetes and is concerned about cataracts or in need of cataract surgery and lens implants please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an eye examination by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
Seeta Eye Centersis conveniently located at 23 Davis Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, 969 Main Street, Cecilwood Health Center, Fishkill, New York 12524 and 664 Stoneleigh Avenue, Suite 100, Carmel, New York 10512 for patients from Westchester County, Rockland County and throughout the Hudson Valley, Dutchess County and Orange County.