Visual Outcome Improvement of Phacoemulsification in Eyes with Senile Cataract at Ramata Eye Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

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  •   Anak Agung Putri Satwika

  •   Ayu Diah Permatasari

  •   I Wayan Gede Jayanegara

  •   Siska Sumanjaya

Abstract

Senile cataract is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment among cataract patient globally including in Indonesia. Phacoemulsification is a commonly performed procedure to improve visual outcome among senile cataract patients because of its advantages compared to other techniques. This study is aimed to determine visual outcome improvement after phacoemulsification among senile cataract patient. A descriptive study was carried out among senile cataract patients who underwent phacoemulsification procedure at Ramata Eye Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia between January 2020-July 2021. A total number of 115 operated eyes were followed-up to obtain their postoperative visual acuity (VA) and complications. Most patients were female and found in age range of 70-79 years. There are significant improvement of VA resulting in the decrease of blind patients to 0.0% and increase in the number of patients with good vision (normal to mild visual impairment) to 85.2% after phacoemulsification procedure. There was also low rate of postoperative complications. Therefore, phacoemulsification procedure should be continually considered and performed as a treatment options in treating senile cataract patients.


Keywords: Ophthalmology, phacoemulsification, senile cataract, visual acuity

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Satwika, A. A. P., Permatasari , A. D. ., Jayanegara, I. W. G. ., & Sumanjaya, S. (2022). Visual Outcome Improvement of Phacoemulsification in Eyes with Senile Cataract at Ramata Eye Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 4(2), 109–112. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2022.4.2.1247