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Mozaffarieh, M; Krepler, K; Heinzl, H; Sacu, S; Wedrich, A.
Visual function, quality of life and patient satisfaction after ophthalmic surgery: a comparative study.
OPHTHALMOLOGICA 2004 218: 26-30.
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Wedrich Andreas

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PURPOSE: To compare visual acuity, functional visual performance (VF-14), quality of life (QOL) gain (VF-14 gain) and patient satisfaction in a series of patients undergoing common types of ophthalmic surgery. METHOD: In a prospective trial, the VF-14 QOL questionnaire was administered to 100 patients who underwent surgery by one surgeon between May 2001 and April 2002. The following surgeries were compared: (1) cataract surgery (non-diabetic patients), (2) cataract surgery (diabetic patients), (3) retinal detachment cryo-buckle procedure, (4) pars plana vitrectomy, (5) silicone oil removal. VF-14 questionnaire responses, visual function and clinical data of all patients were recorded pre-operatively and 1 and 3 months postoperatively. RESULTS: In comparison to vitreoretinal surgery, patients who underwent cataract surgery achieved higher VF-14 scores and required less time to recover from the procedure (1 month). The QOL gain (VF-14 gain) was significantly higher in patients who had undergone retinal detachment surgery and vitrectomy (p < 0.0001). The lowest QOL gain was registered in diabetic patients after cataract surgery. Patients with pre-existing eye disease, including patients with improved visual acuity, were least satisfied with the final outcome of surgery. CONCLUSIONS: The highest VF-14 score was achieved by patients with no pre-existing ocular disease, who had undergone cataract surgery. The QOL gain was greater in patients with severer initial ocular conditions. Better patient satisfaction can be achieved in patients with pre-existing eye disease by improving pre-operative patient education.
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Cataract - complications
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Diabetes Complications - complications
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Middle Aged - complications
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures - complications
Patient Satisfaction - complications
Postoperative Period - complications
Prospective Studies - complications
Quality of Life - complications
Questionnaires - complications
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Scleral Buckling - surgery
Silicone Oils - surgery
Vision - surgery
Visual Acuity - surgery
Vitrectomy - methods

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