Specific preoperative characteristics are independent predictors of patient outcome after cataract surgery.
Outcome measures used 4 months following cataract surgery:
(1) Snellen visual acuity
(2) cataract symptom score
(3) VP-14 score
Odds Ratio of Not Improving on >=1 Outcome Measure Following Surgery
age >= 75 years of age
VF-14 score >= 90
cataract symptom score <= 3
ocular comorbidity present (glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration)
• The mean adjusted rate of failure to improve on none of the outcome measures 4 months after surgery was 8.8-13.8% in patients without any of the predictors.
• The mean adjusted rate of failure to improve on none of the outcome measures 4 months after surgery was 20.5-26.5% in patients with one or more of the preoperative characteristics.
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