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IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 36-42

The effect of cataract surgery on patients quality of life in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Yara Mohammed Mobarki, Majid Moafa, Mohammed Yahya Faqihi, Abdulrahman Mohammed Adawi, Azza Jabir Mohanna, Abdullrahman Darraj.


Cataract is the leading cause of blindness affecting more than 10.8 million patients in the year 2010. Cataract surgery is the most cost-effective treatment for this condition. It's believed that the quality of life is significantly improved after the surgery.
Aim: to investigate the effect of cataract surgery on patients' quality of life in Jazan, Saudi Arabia in addition to identifying the influencing factors.
This cross-sectional observational study included 225 adult patients who underwent cataract surgery in the ophthalmology clinic of Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Data was collected using a designed self-administered questionnaire.
Male patients constituted two-thirds of the study population (68.0%). More than one-half of the patients (59.1%) had the surgery done in the two eyes. The majority of patients (80.0%) said that their vision was improved after having the surgery, 79.6% said that they would advise other to undergo surgery, 85.8% said that their daily life was recovered after having the surgery and 84.4% said that their psychological status was improved after the surgery. Male gender (p

Key words: Cataract, quality of life, diabetes, hypertension, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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