Table 1

Visual acuity at listing for cataract extraction

Audit dateNo of cases in auditType of surgeryPercentage of patients with a given visual acuity when decision to operate was taken
6/60 or worse6/18 to 6/606/12 or better
198239ICCE and no lens76.920.52.6
198468ECCE and IOL70.625.04.4
198856ECCE and PC IOL67.932.10.0
198929ECCE and PC IOL62.134.53.4
199223ECCE and PC IOL21.769.68.7
199856Phaco and IOL16.144.639.3
199985Phaco and IOL14.154.131.8
200041Phaco and IOL19.033.347.7