Cataract surgery outcome at a rural eye care hospital in India

Undrakonda Vivekanand, Avinash Shetty, Chidanand Kulkarni

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We report the final outcomes, based on final visual acuity, of patients who underwent cataract surgery at an outreach rural ophthalmology unit and document the details of the ophthalmic examination, type of surgery, intra- and postoperative complications and the final visual acuity. Of 208 eyes (198 patients), 81.3% had small incision cataract surgery and 18.7% had phacoemulsification. We believe that, with good planning and the proper utilization of available resources, it is possible to achieve a good visual outcome in the great majority of cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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