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Global prevalence and economic and humanistic burden of astigmatism in cataract patients: a systematic literature review

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, March 2018
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Title
Global prevalence and economic and humanistic burden of astigmatism in cataract patients: a systematic literature review
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Clinical Ophthalmology, March 2018
DOI 10.2147/opth.s146829
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David Anderson, Mukesh Dhariwal, Christine Bouchet, Michael S Keith

Abstract

To systematically review the published evidence on the prevalence and economic and humanistic burden of astigmatism in cataract patients. For this systematic literature review, the Medline, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched from 1996 to September 2015 for available scientific literature that met the inclusion criteria. Studies published in the English language reporting prevalence and humanistic and economic burden in patients diagnosed with cataract and astigmatism were included. Of 3,649 papers reviewed, 31 studies from 32 publications met the inclusion criteria of this review. Preexisting astigmatism ≥1 D was present in up to 47% of cataract eyes. The cost burden of residual uncorrected astigmatism after cataract surgery was driven by the cost of spectacles, which was estimated to range from $2,151 to $3,440 in the US and $1,786 to $4,629 in Europe over a lifetime. In cataract patients, both preexisting and postoperative residual astigmatism were associated with poor vision-related patient satisfaction and quality of life, as well as higher spectacle burden. Astigmatism correction during cataract surgery appears to improve visual outcomes and results in overall lifetime cost savings compared to astigmatism correction with postoperative vision correction. There is a high prevalence of preexisting astigmatism in cataract patients. Although published data are limited, both preoperative astigmatism and postoperative residual astigmatism affect visual function and vision-related quality of life, resulting in increased humanistic burden. Suboptimal correction of astigmatism during cataract surgery drives the continuous need for vision correction with spectacles in the postoperative period. Patients must bear the out-of-pocket expenses, since payers often do not reimburse the cost of spectacles. Greater access to astigmatism correction during cataract surgery could improve visual outcomes and quality of life in patients. More research is required to gain a better understanding of the disease burden of astigmatism in cataract patients.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 43 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 12 28%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Student > Master 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 67%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Computer Science 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 3 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 April 2021.
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#3,134,742
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#191
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#70,630
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#5
of 18 outputs
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