As discussed earlier, the decision to undertake cataract surgery is based not only on the patient’s visual acuity but also on the ramifications of reduced vision on the individual’s quality of life. Many factors affect postoperative recovery, including the patient’s occupation, hobbies, and lifestyle. Any surrogate decision makers must be identified and included in preoperative planning.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 11 - Lens and Cataract. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.