Table 4 Summary

From: The Cataract National Dataset electronic multi-centre audit of 55 567 operations: risk indicators for monocular visual acuity outcomes

What was known before
 • Monocular visual acuity outcomes following cataract surgery vary according to preoperative acuity, ocular comorbidity, and ‘surgical complexity’.
What this study adds
 • Detailed risk factor analyses adjusted for baseline acuity on a large sample of cataract operations has quantified significant risk indicators for acuity outcome, including a range of specific ocular comorbidities, short axial length, and posterior capsule rupture during surgery. The only potentially avoidable risk factor for pre- to postoperative loss of vision was posterior capsule rupture during surgery with an odds ratio of 5.74.