Effect of cataract surgery on quality of life for patients with severe vision impairment due to age-related macular degeneration

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Taipale , C , Grzybowski , A & Tuuminen , R 2020 , ' Effect of cataract surgery on quality of life for patients with severe vision impairment due to age-related macular degeneration ' , Annals of translational medicine , vol. 8 , no. 22 , 1543 . https://doi.org/10.21037/atm-2020-965

Title: Effect of cataract surgery on quality of life for patients with severe vision impairment due to age-related macular degeneration
Author: Taipale, Claudia; Grzybowski, Andrzej; Tuuminen, Raimo
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Silmäklinikka
University of Helsinki, Medicum
Date: 2020-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Annals of translational medicine
ISSN: 2305-5839
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/324473
Abstract: Background: To determine whether patients with severe vision impairment due to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) benefit from bilateral cataract surgery in terms of vision-related quality of life (QoL). Methods: A prospective interventional single-center study. Ten patients with severe vision impairment due to advanced bilateral AMD were included. The preoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) was >= 1.0/>= 1.0 LogMAR units on Snellen chart and
Subject: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
cataract surgery
geographic atrophy (GA)
vision impairment
vision-related quality of life (vision-related QoL)
VISUAL FUNCTION
OUTCOMES
ACUITY
EYES
3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
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