Author(s): Lundstrm M, Stenevi U, Thorburn W
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Abstract PURPOSE: To study the utilisation and increase of first eye cataract surgery in one-year age groups between 60 and 90 years of age during 1992-1999. METHODS: Data was extracted from the National Swedish Cataract Register (NCR) that covers about 93.2\% of all cataract extractions performed in Sweden during 1992-1999. The total number of living persons in each one-year age group was collected from the Year Book of Statistics in Sweden (1993-2000). RESULTS: The number of cataract extractions in Sweden increased by 54.8\% from 1992 to 1999. The rates of first eye cataract surgery in one-year age groups between 60 and 90 years of age were different for females and males and this difference did not change during a 37\% increase of the surgery volume from 1992 to 1999. The rate of first eye cataract surgery increased significantly both for females (+29.4\%) and males (+27.2\%) during 1992 to 1999 in Sweden. CONCLUSION: The rate of first eye cataract surgery increased significantly from 1992 to 1999 but the gender difference in age-related utilisation of surgery remained unchanged. The increase in rate was about the same in all age groups.
This article was published in Acta Ophthalmol Scand
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology