Table 5

Drivers not fulfilling the visual requirements for driving in relation to age, sex, surgery on first eye and right eye, respectively, and mean visual acuity (MVA) before and after surgery in operated, fellow, and better eye, respectively

Before surgery After surgery
No of cases:27 5
 Mean age (years)71.972.8
 Age range (years)52–8663–81
 Males19/27 (70%)4 (80%)
 First eye24/27 (89%)4 (80%)
 Right eye (%)10/27 (37%)2 (40%)
Before surgery (SD):
 MVA eye to be operated0.94 (0.45)1.12 (0.54)
 MVA fellow eye0.63 (0.28)0.87 (0.32)
After surgery (SD):
 MVA operated eye0.25 (0.25)*** 0.57 (0.25)
 MVA better eye0.18 (0.20)0.45 (0.07)
  • Four of these cases did not state their degree of visual problems while driving. ***Significant improvement in MVA after surgery in the operated eye at a level of p<0.0001.