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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 103-107

A study of high-volume, high-quality, and low-cost cataract surgeries in a rural setup in an emerging and developing country

Department of Ophthalmology, SRMS IMS, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Neelima Mehrotra
Department of Ophthalmology, SRMS IMS, Bhojipura, Bareilly - 243 202, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcor.jcor_191_20

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Aim: Evaluation of visual outcome following high volume, high quality and low cost cataract surgeries in a rural setup in North India. Methods: A retrospective study was done on all patients who underwent MSICS from March 2018 to March 2020 in a tertiary care hospital. Postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was assessed at day 1, between 1 and 3 weeks, and after 1–2 months of surgery. Results: A total of 6514 patients were included, out of which 1952 patients had ocular comorbidities; BCVA for each patient was categorized according to the World Health Organization criteria of visual impairment. It was seen that a statistically significant number of patients had good visual outcome following surgery at 1–2 months (3017 patients) 57.6%. Among the complications following surgery, posterior capsular rent was the most common and statistically significant. Conclusion: Good visual outcome in high volume of patients can be achieved with compliance to treatment and follow-up and proper management of complications.

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