Table 3

Visual acuity at the time of admission for cataract surgery. Complete data available on 16 032 patients

Age group (years)Number (row %) Snellen visual acuity:
6/12 or better<6/12–6/60<6/60
50–5490  (29)131  (42)93  (30)
55–59184 (31)243 (41)161 (27)
60–64267 (29)411 (45)240 (26)
65–69444 (27)796 (49)381 (24)
70–74741 (29)1289 (50)565 (22)
75–791093 (30)1880 (52)656 (18)
80–84905 (27)1824 (55)610 (18)
85+605 (20)1705 (56)718 (24)
Total4329 (27)8279 (52)3424 (21)