We retrospectively studied 2527 eyes of patients who underwent cataract extraction with intraocular lens (I0L) implantation. 848 eyes (88 %) achieved the best corrected visual acuity of 6/12 or better, 85 eyes (8.8%) achieved the visual acuity between 6/18 and 6/60, while visual acuity between 6/60 and light perception was present in 30 eyes 13.1%l. The causes of persistent poor visual acuity were age- related macular degeneration, branch retinal artery occlusion, branch retinal vein occlusion, optic atrophy, cystoid macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, persistent uveitis, corneal decompensation, retinitis pigmentosa and retinal detachment. The main complications of the procedure were high intraocular pressure 0.8%, wound dehiscence 0.7%, corneal decompensation 0.5%, pupillary membrane 0.4% , cystoid macular edema 0.2%, endophthalmitis 0.1%,and persistent uveitis in 0.1 % of the patients.
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