Visual Outcome of Cataract Surgery in AIDS Patients
The objectives of this retrospective case control study were to examine visual outcome of cataract surgery in AIDS patients and identify risk factors for poor visual outcome by collecting data from medical records for age, gender, pre-op CD4 count, cytomegalovirus association and sequalae, pre and post op visual acuity, immune recovery uveitis and occurrence of posterior capsule opacity. The result showed that approximately 50% of AIDS patients performed cataract surgery had visual acuity better than 20/40. Risk factor for visual outcomes poorer than 20/40 after cataract surgery was cytomegalovirus retinitis association (odd ratio ( 95%CI) 10 (2.55,39.30)P=0.000).
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