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Prevalence of ocular comorbidity in eyes undergoing cataract surgery

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First Author: M.Vieversyte LITHUANIA

Co Author(s):    A. Pajeda   L. Vaicaite   A. Varoniukaite   D. Zaliuniene   L. Kuzmiene        

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To describe prevalence of ocular comorbidity and preoperative visual acuity in eyes undergoing cataract surgery


Hospital of Lithuanian Health Sciences University Kauno Klinikos (Tertiary unit)


Restrospective data of 502 eyes from 422 patients undergoing cataract surgery between January 1st 2017 and March 1st 2017 were collected . Demographic data, ocular comorbidity (OC), preoperative best corrected visual acuity were evaluated. Patients were divided into age groups : <60 years (y) ; [61-70]y; [71-80]y; >81y. Preoperative best corrected distance visual acuity (BCDVA) was evaluated and divided into groups as follows: �â�‰�¤0,1, (0,1-0,4], �â�‰�¥0,5. Comparisons were made by using Chi square tests for qualitative variables. p < 0.05 level was considered to be statistically significant. Basic characteristics are presented in percentage, means �Â�± standart deviation.


502 eyes were included into the study: 35.5% men, 64.5% women. Mean age was 71,68 �Â�± 9,77y. 51,4% of cases had no OC. OC was diagnosed in 48,6% of cases: glaucoma in 31.3%, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) 10.8%, diabetic retinopathy 4.8%, other diseases 11,8%. Eyes with one ocular OC accounted for 39%, with 2-9.2% and with 3-0.4%. The rate of OC increased with age. Glaucoma significantly increased in 71-80y group, while AMD in 71-80y and older. BCDVA groups before surgery: <0,1�â�€�“47,81%, (0,1-0,4]�â�€�“44,62%, �â�‰�¥0,5 �â�€�“7,57%. There was no signifficant difference in preoperative BCDVA between eyes with and without OC.


Patients scheduled for cataract surgery were mostly older than 70 years with high rate of ocular comorbidity which increased with age, predominant disease �â�€�“ glaucoma. Preoperative best corrected distance visual acuity did not differ significantly between the groups with or without other eye diseases.

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