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The EUREQUO annual report 2016: cataract and refractive surgery in 2016 as reflected by the EUREQUO database

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cataract Surgery Outcomes

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : M.Lundström SWEDEN

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

Abstract Details


To analyze the EUREQUO database for cataract and refractive surgery in 2016.


Clinics connected to the EUREQUO database in 2016.


Clinics connected to the EUREQUO database have entered all their consecutive cataract and refractive surgery cases in 2016 into the database. The cases respect the coding guidelines for inclusion of data. The parameters include demography data, risk factors, preoperative visual acuity, type of surgery including intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract cases and follow up data. Surgical and postoperative complications are reported.


During 2016 203,959 cataract extractions were entered into the database. In 57.4% the preoperative visual acuity was 0.5 (6/12) or better. Ocular comorbidity was reported in 28.4%. Phacoemulsification with IOL was reported in 99.24% of the cases. Surgical complications occurred in 1.5%, most commonly posterior capsular tear (0.75%). Complete follow up was reported in 90,900 cases. A final best corrected visual acuity of 1.0 (6/6) or better was achieved by 73.9% of all reported cases and 0.5 (6/12) or better by 96.0% of all cases. The refractive database for 2016 contains 11,406 surgeries, mainly refractive lens exchange.


A large number of cataract extractions were reported to the database in 2016 by almost 200 clinics from 15 countries. More than half of the cases had a preoperative visual acuity of 0.5 (6/12) or better. The visual outcome was good with a final best corrected visual acuity of 1.0 (6/6) or better in almost three quarters of the cases. The reported complication rate was within the range as published in literature. More detailed outcome data will be presented.

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