Outcomes of Cataract Surgery in Nursing Home Residents

Marcia S. Marx, Perla Werner, Nathan Billig, Valerie J. Watson, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Robert Feldman

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A prospective study of vision-related outcomes of cataract surgery as well as cognitive functioning, activities of daily living (ADL) functioning, and depressed affect was conducted with 19 nursing home residents scheduled for cataract surgery. Also studied were 22 candidates for cataract surgery who decided against it. Comparison of both groups at baseline revealed that residents who chose cataract surgery were less cognitively and ADL impaired. Analysis after cataract surgery showed that visual acuity improved significantly at 4 months and was maintained at 1 year after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Grant No. /lRG-89-037 from the Alzheimer's Association.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology


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