Severe worsening of diabetic retinopathy following bariatric surgery.

  title={Severe worsening of diabetic retinopathy following bariatric surgery.},
  author={Ruwan A. Silva and John Maga{\~n}a Morton and Darius M. Moshfeghi},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina},
  volume={44 Online 6},
Intensive glycemic control results in long-term reduction of diabetic retinopathy, although initial short-term worsening of retinopathy is not uncommon. The authors report a patient with a history of stable diabetic retinopathy who, despite achieving abrupt glycemic control following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, suffered rapid worsening of her retinopathy within 1 month of surgery. Hemoglobin A1c levels were 8.8 preoperatively and declined to 7.2 at 3.5 months postoperatively… CONTINUE READING