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Quality Measures

Cataract Surgery Outcome

Cataracts affect your vision and are very common in older people. Cataracts can make your vision blurry and can impact your ability to see at night. The purpose of cataract surgery is to improve visual function and the quality of life for people with cataracts.

Timely & Effective Cataract Surgery Outcome

Percentage of patients who had cataract surgery and had improvement in visual function within 90 days following the surgery

Abington Hospital Not Available *
Abington – Lansdale Hospital Not Available *
Pennsylvania Average 100%
National Average 87%

Higher percentages are better.

What It Is and Why It Is Important

  • Cataracts affect your vision and are very common in older people. Cataracts can make your vision blurry and can impact your ability to see at night. The purpose of cataract surgery is to improve functional vision and the quality of life for people with cataracts.
  • Studies show that cataract surgery can improve vision and that most people do better with visual tasks, like reading or driving, after having cataract surgery.
  • Studies have also shown that when vision improves after cataract surgery, a patient’s physical function, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life also improve.
  • This measure shows the percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery and had improved vision within 90 days following the cataract surgery.

footnotes:
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Results are not available for this reporting period.

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare (Data Collection period: 1/1/2015 through 12/31/2015), a quality tool developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. You may use the information in Hospital Compare together with the other information you gather about hospitals as you decide where to get hospital services. You may want to contact your health care provider, your State Survey Agency or your state Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for more information. If you have a complaint about the quality of the medical care you or a loved one received at a hospital, first contact the hospital's patient advocate. Or, contact your state QIO. If you have other complaints about a health care facility, contact your State Survey Agency. Additional information about hospitals may be found on the state websites.