The Cataract BOOST Story

Professor, Division of Preventive Ophthalmology and State Key Laboratory, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre;
Ulvercroft Prof of Global Eye Health, Translational Research for Equitable Eyecare (TREE) Centre, Queen's University Belfast;
and Orbis

We published the results (open access) of the PRECOG study in the inaugural issue of Lancet Global Health. While visual outcomes of cataract surgery have usually been evaluated weeks or even months post-operatively, this study of 4000 patients at 40 hospitals in developing regions, where few patients return after their operation, demonstrated that assessment of vision…