Table 5

Predictors of good visual outcome after cataract surgery in multivariate analysis in the subsample of eyes that received fundus photographs.

CharacteristicOR (95% Cl)P-value
Age at cataract surgery (per year)0.97 (0.93 to 1.01)0.17
Male sex1.20 (0.69 to 2.07)0.53
Highest level of education0.09*
 Some high school1.00
 High school graduate2.26 (1.09 to 4.69)0.03
 Some college2.28 (1.10 to 4.72)0.03
 College graduate or more1.84 (0.86 to 3.91)0.11
Preoperative VA0.01*
 <20/2001.00
 <20/40-20/2001.02 (0.38 to 2.70)0.72
 <20/20-20/402.38 (0.86 to 6.59)0.04
 ≥20/202.39 (0.59 to 9.72)0.23
Bilateral cataract surgery1.78 (1.03 to 3.08)0.04
Diabetic retinopathy
 Presence†1.00
 Absence1.73 (1.02 to 2.94)0.04
  • *Overall p-values calculated for categorical variables with >2 levels.

  • †Included mild non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), moderate NPDR, severe NPDR, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).

  • VA, visual acuity.