Quality of Life After Cataract Surgery in Jordan

  •  Khalid Al-Zubi    
  •  Maali Hijazeen    
  •  Rana Nasser    


PURPOSE: Cataract surgery is used for the removal of cloudy lens of eyes to reduce chances of blindness or any kind of visual impairments. The surgery is helpful to treat vision impairment, reduce chances of blindness, and bring positive impacts on quality of life among patients. The study aims to demonstrate key improvements in quality of life in terms of visual acuity and general quality of life after cataract surgery in Amman, Jordan.

METHODS: The effect of cataract surgery on quality of life is assessed by using qualitative research methodology based on interviews of patients that have undergone cataract surgery. After collection of data, it is organized in forms of themes, and thematic analysis method was used for analysis of these themes.

RESULTS: The outcomes obtained from data collected from participants have provided evidences that quality of life of participants has been improved after this surgery. Moreover, this study has also revealed that cataract surgery is effective to improve quality of life of participants by providing psychological, social, and emotional support.

CONCLUSION: The study has concluded that cataract surgery in Jordan not only improve quality of life in terms of visual acuity, but also bring improvements in psychological and mental wellness of a person.

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