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The impact of cataract surgery on visual functioning, vision-related disability and psychological distress: a randomized controlled trial

Walker, Janine; Anstey, Kaarin; Hennessy, Michael; Lord, Stephen; Von Sanden, Chwee Chwee


Purpose: Determine whether there are changes in visual functioning, vision-related disability, health status and mood after cataract surgery. Methods: 45 adults (mean age=73.7 years) with bilateral cataract needing surgery for the first eye were recruited from public ophthalmology clinics. The Visual Functioning-14 survey assessed visual disability. Minimal angle of resolution tested visual acuity, and the Melbourne Edge Test examined contrast sensitivity. Demographic, psychological, health and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2006.01340.x


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