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Importance of multimedia visual information in improving patient understanding of cataract surgery
  1. Anand Chawla,
  2. Mark Batterbury
  1. St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Dr A Chawla Royal Bolton Eye Unit, Minnerva Road, Bolton BL4 0JR, UK; anand001{at}

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Cataract surgery is the most common surgical operation carried out by ophthalmologists. Patients undergoing cataract surgery have been found to have a low level of understanding of the operation, and this is increasingly being linked with increasing patient dissatisfaction.1

Pager’s recent article2 showed that a simple inexpensive videotape showing patients what to expect from cataract surgery increases their understanding and satisfaction with the surgery, as well as reduces patient anxiety. We carried out a cross-sectional study to look at whether a multimedia visual computer …

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