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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 629158, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/629158
Research Article

Comparison of Patient's Satisfaction Level after Different Types of Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens Implantation

1Eye Department, PNS SHIFA Karachi, Karachi 75530, Pakistan
2PNS SHIFA Karachi, Karachi 75530, Pakistan
3AKUH Karachi, Karachi 3500, Pakistan

Received 13 March 2012; Accepted 8 May 2012

Academic Editor: M. Frascio

Copyright © 2012 Muhammad Waseem et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. To compare patient’s satisfaction level in performing routine activities during daylight and night vision after implantation with rigid, foldable, or rollable posterior chamber intraocular lens implants in uneventful cataract surgery. Design. Retrospective, cross-sectional. Place and Duration of Study. PNS SHIFA Hospital, Karachi, from Nov. 2009 to Nov. 2010. Methodology. 91 cataract surgery patients who had uneventful phacoemulsification, within the bag placement of intraocular lens and achieved best corrected visual acuity 6/9 or better were included in the study. Patients who developed postoperative complications were excluded. A specially designed questionnaire was used to assess patient’s satisfaction level of vision for those who underwent cataract surgery at least 3 months ago. Finally, they were categorized into five groups ranging from “very good” to “very poor.” SPSS version 16 was used to analyze the results. Results. There was a difference in satisfaction level between three groups. Vision was good in the day and the night with foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens implants. Conclusion. It was concluded that visual satisfaction level of patients who had foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation was better during the day and night as compared to patients who had rigid or rollable posterior chamber intraocular lenses implantation.