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Sasaki H.,Saku City General Hospital | Oyama A.,Saku City General Hospital | Hiratsuka Y.,Juntendo University | Murakami A.,Juntendo University
Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology | Year: 2010

Purpose: To report on what the patients and their relatives are interested in during explanation before cataract surgery. Subjects and Method: This study was made on 126 patients who were scheduled for cataract surgery at a general hospital in rural area. The series comprised 54 males and 72 females. The age averaged 76 years. Ninety-four cases were receiving cataract surgery for the first time and 32 for the second time. Patients were asked by questionnaire to rate each of 13 items into 5 grades. They were also asked to choose one out of 5 items regarding the motive for deciding to receive cataract surgery. Residts The most interested subject was what the patient has to take care of during and after surgery. The least interested subject was anatomy of the eye. Eighty-six patients (68%) made the decision to receive surgery by themselves. Conclusion: During explanation before cataract surgery, priority has to be given as to how to take care during and after surgery.

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