Our survey consists of 6 questions, please note that question 1 only has sub-questions.

For all questions where there is a scale 1 to 10 (1 not important - 10 very important)

 

1. ASSUMING AN 'ORDINARY' CATARACT PATIENT, E.G. 75-YEAR-OLD EMMETROPIC PATIENT WITH NO COMORBIDITY AND AN NS 2+ CATARACT IN BOTH EYES.
POTENTIAL ITEMS ON CONSENT FORM:

a) 1:1000 risk of severe or permanent visual loss










b) 1:100 risk of need for further surgery including the risk of the lens falling to the back of the eye and needing removal










c) 1:20 complications during surgery that can be rectified at time of surgery or following the operation










d) 1:10 need laser at some future point in time










e) Need for glasses or contact lenses / refractive error










f) Dry eyes










g) Rupture of the bag holding the lens potentially meaning no lens can be placed










h) Rupture of the bad holding the lens in place resulting in jelly coming forward









i) Iris damage due to floppy iris










j) Cystoid macular oedema










k) Corneal decompensation










l) Infection










m) High pressure and glaucoma










n) Retinal detachment










o) Posterior capsular opacification / Need for laser treatment










p) Need for further surgery










q) Need for reading glasses










r) Double vision










s) 1:10000 risk of sympathetic ophthalmia