Cost effectiveness of cataract surgery

According to the Canadian Community Health Survey, approximately 82% of the population of seniors aged 65–80+ (3,000,000 seniors) reported having vision problems in Canada. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision impairment among seniors. During the period of 1994–2003, proportions of seniors with cataracts rose from 14 to 20% with populations aged 75 and over accounting for higher percentages.

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