Journal article

The impact of cataract surgery on quality of life

Ecosse L Lamoureux, Eva Fenwick, Konrad Pesudovs, Donald Tan

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2011

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the recent literature of the impact of cataract surgery from the patient's perspective, with a focus on second-generation patient reported outcome (PRO) measures that used Rasch analysis to explore their data. RECENT FINDINGS: Irrespective of the instrument utilized, the overriding conclusion is that cataract surgery unequivocally improves vision-specific functioning and several aspects of vision-specific quality of life. The benefit of cataract surgery, however, on generic health is less clear, due to limited vision-related items. Evidence suggests that cataract surgery also improves visual functioning in comorbid eye disease, especially in the earl..

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