Table

Cataract symptom scale Ask before each question “With or without your glasses whichever is better”

Score
01234NA
1Do you have difficulty reading small print?noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
2Do you have difficulty watching television?noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
3Do you have difficulty recognising someone across
 the street?
noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
4Do you have difficulty seeing the numbers on the  front of a bus?noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
5Because of your eyesight do you have difficulty
 going down stairs?
noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
6Because of your eyesight do you have difficulty  crossing the road?noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
7Because of your eyesight do you have difficulty
 getting off the pavement?
noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
8Do you have difficulty reading the subtitles or  teletext on television?noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
9Do you have difficulty reading books or  newspapers?noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
10Because of your eyesight do you have difficulty  pouring a hot drink?noa little difficultya moderate amount  of difficultyvery difficultunable to dodon’t do for reasons  other than sight
11Do you have trouble telling the difference between  coins? (eg, 10p and 50p)nooccasionallysometimesmost of the timeall the time
12Do you have trouble if you look into bright sunlight?nooccasionallysometimesmost of the timeall the time
13Do you use a bright light behind you to read?nooccasionallysometimesmost of the timeall the time
14Do you have trouble with blurred vision?nooccasionallysometimesmost of the timeall the time
15Do you have trouble seeing to write?nooccasionallysometimesmost of the timeall the time