Table 8

Average costs and outcomes for the two procedures

Treatment groupCostSuccessful outcome (VA 6/9 or better) proportion
6 weeks6 months12 months postop
Phako£332.890.36
ECCE£335.070.15
With additional input of spectacles (corrected vision):
Phako£359.890.920.91
ECCE£367.570.860.86