The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with information about the prevalence of cataracts, their effect on quality of life, revolutionary changes in surgical treatment and measures the healthcare team can take to ensure optimal functional vision. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe the three common types of cataracts.
- Discuss the criteria for cataract surgery.
- List two comorbidities that have a significant effect on surgical outcome.