Preoperative automatic visual behavioural analysis as a tool for intraocular lens choice in cataract surgery

Preoperative automatic visual behavioural analysis as a tool for intraocular lens choice in cataract surgery

Alternative title Análise comportamental visual automática pré-operatória como ferramenta para escolha de lente intraocular em cirurgia de catarata
Author Nogueira, Heloisa Neumann Google Scholar
Alves, Monica Google Scholar
Schor, Paulo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Pontificia Univ Catolica Campinas PUCCAMP
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Purpose: Cataract is the main cause of blindness, affecting 18 million people worldwide, with the highest incidence in the population above 50 years of age. Low visual acuity caused by cataract may have a negative impact on patient quality of life. the current treatment is surgery in order to replace the natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), which can be mono- or multifocal. However, due to potential side effects, IOLs must be carefully chosen to ensure higher patient satisfaction. Thus, studies on the visual behavior of these patients may be an important tool to determine the best type of IOL implantation. This study proposed an anamnestic add-on for optimizing the choice of IOL.Methods: We used a camera that automatically takes pictures, documenting the patient's visual routine in order to obtain additional information about the frequency of distant, intermediate, and near sights.Results: the results indicated an estimated frequency percentage, suggesting that visual analysis of routine photographic records of a patient with cataract may be useful for understanding behavioural gaze and for choosing visual management strategy after cataract surgery, simultaneously stimulating interest for customized IOL manufacturing according to individual needs.
Keywords Cataract extraction
Lenses, intraocular
Quality of life
Vision, ocular
Visual acuity
Sickness impact profile
Language English
Date 2015-03-01
Published in Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia. São Paulo: Consel Brasil Oftalmologia, v. 78, n. 2, p. 94-99, 2015.
ISSN 0004-2749 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Consel Brasil Oftalmologia
Extent 94-99
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000354050800008
SciELO ID S0004-27492015000200008 (statistics in SciELO)

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