Prevalence of cataract surgery and post-surgical visual outcomes in an urban Asian population: the Singapore Malay Eye Study.

@article{Lavanya2009PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of cataract surgery and post-surgical visual outcomes in an urban Asian population: the Singapore Malay Eye Study.},
  author={Raghavan Lavanya and Tien Yin Wong and Tin Aung and Donald Tiang-Hwee Tan and S. M. Saw and Wan Ting Tay and Jie Jin Wang},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2009},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={299-304}
}
AIM The aim of the study was to describe the prevalence and visual outcomes of cataract surgery in an urban Asian population. METHODS This was a population-based study of 3280 Singapore Malays aged 40-80 years (response rate 78.7%). Participants had a standardised interview and comprehensive ocular examination. Poor post-operative visual outcome was defined as visual acuity </=20/60 in operated eyes of unilateral cataract extractions or in the better-seeing eye of bilateral cataract… CONTINUE READING