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An Overview of the Quality of Life of Cataract Patients after Cataract Surgery at the Tabanan Regional General Hospital

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 760-764

Keywords : Cataract; Quality of life; risk factors;

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Cataract is a disease which an opacification process happened in the crystalline lens. Assessment of quality of life will give an overview about cataract?s impact individually. The purpose of the study is to: 1) determine the quality of life; and 2) determine clinical factors that affect patients? quality of life after cataract surgery at Tabanan Regional General Hospital in the period of January 2021 to January 2022. This research is a cross-sectional analytic study. Data collected using the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire-25 (NEI VFQ-25) and medical records at Tabanan Regional General Hospital. The study sample was 23 respondents who had undergone cataract surgery which were selected through consecutive sampling method. Socio-demographic characteristics were obtained, namely the average age of respondents was 63.45 years, female respondents was 65.2%, respondent?s occupation with frequent UV exposure was 65.2%, and respondent?s education level who graduated from elementary school was 52.2%. Respondents with mature senile cataract were 69.6%. The most frequent surgery was Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) with 69.6%. There was no significant association between postoperative visual acuity, type of cataract surgery, postoperative duration, and comorbid on the respondent's quality of life. The average quality of life obtained in this study was 82.29%.

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