Patients with senile cataract admitted in Shahid Mohammadi Hospital Bandar Abbas


Mohammad Reza Saeedifar 1 , * , Ali Alishiri 1

1 Department of Surgery (Ophtalmology), Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Saeedifar M R, Alishiri A. Patients with senile cataract admitted in Shahid Mohammadi Hospital Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Med J. 2004 ; 8(2):e90614.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 8 (2); e90614
Published Online: April 10, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 07, 2003
Accepted: April 10, 2004


Introduction: Cataract is the most prevalent, visually disabling eye disease in the
world. The prevalence of cataract varies widely with striking regional
differences. The prevalence rises with age and is higher in females. Cataract is
more common in areas where exposure to sunlight is greatest. Cataract is also
seen in high frequency and in younger age groups in poverty stricken areas which
suffer from malnutrition. The main aim of this research is assessment of mean
age of senile cataract of patients undergoing cataract surgery at Shahid
Mohammadi medical center.
Methods: In this descriptive study, 945 patients of extra capsular cataract
extraction (ECCE) and intraocular lens (IOL) implant were studied. 187
incomplete records were omitted. Demographic data including age, sex,
occupation, systemic disease, and other para clinic findings were analyzed.
Results: Overall 945 patients, including 528 (55.9%) female and 417 (44.1%)
male, were investigated. The prevalence was higher in woman than in men and it
increased with age, 80.5% of patients are older than 56 years, 22.9% are in the
age 59-63 years, average of age was 61.15 (32-96 year).
Conclusion: As compared to the previously carried out surveys, the
epidemiological features (e.g. Mean Age) of patients operated on for senile
cataract showed to be lower.



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