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The EUREQUO annual report 2019

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First Author: M.Lundstrom SWEDEN

Co Author(s):    U. Stenevi   P. Rosen   S. Manning   M. Tassignon   M. Dickman        

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To demonstrate the result of the 2019-year data of cataract and refractive surgery reported to the European Registry of Quality Outcomes of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EUREQUO). Further to demonstrate trends in baseline data, surgery data and outcomes data since the start of the registry in 2008.


Clinics in 15 European countries reporting their data to the EUREQUO.


The registry includes baseline data, surgical data and follow-up data. When a clinic signs up for participating an agreement is made about either reporting complete data with follow-up or only preoperative and surgical data. Consecutive cases must be reported, and coding guidelines decide how data should be reported. Data entry can be through transfer from existing registries or electronically through interface or manually via the web. Every participating clinic/surgeon can take out standard reports with their own data and aggregated data for the whole database. Patient-reported outcomes data can also be reported.


The number of cataract extractions reported to the database in 2019 was 319,955. The mean age was 73 years and 56.6% were women. In 9.3% of the cases the preoperative CDVA was 0.1 or below and in 58.6% the CDVA was 0.5 or better. In 27.8% there was a co-existing eye disease in the surgery eye. The registry also contains data about surgical difficulties, type of operation, IOL optic biomaterial and surgical complications. For 170,728 cases follow-up data was also reported. A refractive surgery was reported for 12,040 eyes, a decrease in numbers compared with the last 5 years.


More than 300,000 cataract extractions and 12,000 refractive surgery data were reported to the EUREQUO in 2019. It means that more than 3.1 million cataract extractions and almost 140,000 refractive surgeries have been reported to the registry since start. The trend of cataract patients being younger with better preoperative visual acuity and good outcomes continues.

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