Table 4

‚ÄÉNumber (%) of patients with higher, unchanged, and lower DS at follow up (2003) compared with preoperative DS. The table also shows the percentage of operations done by phacoemulsification, and the relation between surgical technique and higher DS

Year of surgeryLowerUnchangedHigherPhaco (%)Higher (phaco/ECCE)
ECCE, extracapsular cataract extraction; phaco, phacoemulsification.
199515 (62.5%)3 (12.5%)6 (25.0%)62.54/2
199618 (78.3%)1 (4.3%)4 (17.4%)95.74/0
199728 (82.4%)2 (5.8%)4 (11.8%)82.43/1
199835 (68.6%)4 (7.9%)12 (23.5%)88.29/3
199949 (74.2%)5 (7.6%)12 (18.2%)98.511/1
200051 (81%)7 (11.1%)5 (7.9%)98.45/0
200169 (83.1%)9 (10.9%)5 (6.0%)100.05/0
200279 (78.2%)11 (10.9%)11 (10.9%)99.010/1
Total344 (77.3%)42 (9.4%)59 (13.3%)94.451/8