Chirurgia zaćmy w województwie łódzkim w latach 2002-2006
Cataract Surgery in the Łódź Province in Period of Time from 2002 to 2006
Iwona Laudańska-Olszewska, Wojciech Omulecki
Klinika Chorób Oczu Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Wojciech Omulecki
Summary: Aim: To estimate
the progress in cataract surgery in the province of Łódź
in years 2002-2006.
Materials and methods: The available data, concerning cataract surgery in the province of Łódź, were analyzed, and compared to adequate data from another European countries and from United States of America.
Results: The number of cataract surgeries increased between 2002 and 2006 from 6080 to 7772 (28%). The percentage of surgeries performed with phacoemulsification increased from 30% to 85% in this period of time, as well as the use of foldable lenses – from 15% to 92%.
1. The increase in number of cataract surgeries in the province of Łódź between 2002 and 2006 was small.
2. The percentage of surgeries performed with phacoemulsification and the use of foldable IOLs increased very quickly in this period.
3. However, the total number of cataract surgeries per million citizens, and the percentage of phacoemulsification is still much lower than
in such countries like Sweden, Czech Republic or United States of America.