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A Case of Dementia and Cataract in the UK

Wilson, C. M. & D'Ath, P. (2017). A Case of Dementia and Cataract in the UK. BAOJ Ophthalmology, 2(1),


An elderly patient with Alzheimer’s disease had deteriorated with increasing confusion and clumsiness being attributed in part to visual deterioration. A right cataract extraction operation was performed and was successful despite the patient moving considerably during phacoemulsification due to lack of understanding. On examination, the operation appeared to be a success. However, unfortunately the patient’s symptoms were not improved. In the UK, decisions regarding eligibility of patients for surgery are judged on a case by case basis. This case has been fully anonymised in accordance with the BMJ guidelines which are considered to be the gold standard in the UK as it was impossible for capacity reasons to gain any meaningful informed consent from the patient. In addition, approval was sought and granted from City, University of London Research and Ethics Committee to publish this report.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 Clare M Wilson and Penny J D’Ath. This is an open-access aricle distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Atribuion License, which permits unrestricted use, distribuion, and reproducion in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Publisher Keywords: dementia, cataract, opthalmology
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Optometry & Visual Sciences
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