Table 2

Visual acuity at the time of wait listing for cataract surgery. Complete data available on 17 445 patients

Age group (years)Number (row %) Snellen visual acuity:
6/12 or better<6/12–6/60<6/60
50–54125  (36)147  (42)77  (22)
55–59214 (34)308 (49)108 (17)
60–64342 (34)473 (47)195 (19)
65–69607 (34)899 (51)275 (15)
70–74959 (34)1476 (52)413 (15)
75–791333 (34)2105 (54)487 (12)
80–841082 (30)2029 (56)506 (14)
85+723 (22)1953 (59)609 (19)
Total5385 (31)9390 (54)2670 (15)