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Cataract surgery and changes in quality of life measures.

Authors
  • Pesudovs, Konrad
  • Weisinger, Harrison S
  • Coster, Douglas J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical & experimental optometry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
86
Issue
1
Pages
34–41
Identifiers
PMID: 12568649
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Quality of life can be measurably improved by cataract surgery. However, this is less likely if ocular comorbidity is present. The use of generic instruments for outcome studies increases the likely influence of external factors on quality of life measures. Disease specific instruments, such as the Visual Disability Assessment, should be used wherever possible in outcomes research.

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