Table 2

Responses (numbers and percentages) to questions pertaining to ISBCS

Questionn (%)
1.My cataracts affect the vision in both my eyes.
 Strongly agree72 (27)
 Agree68 (25.5)
 Neutral23 (8.6)
 Disagree28 (10.5)
 Strongly disagree76 (28.5)
2.I am familiar with the concept of cataract surgery for both eyes in the same sitting.
 Strongly agree21 (7.9)
 Agree39 (14.6)
 Neutral14 (5.2)
 Disagree33 (12.4)
 Strongly disagree160 (59.9)
3.Cataract surgery for both my eyes in the same setting would be convenient for me.
 Strongly agree81 (30.3)
 Agree48 (18)
 Neutral36 (13.5)
 Disagree41 (15.4)
 Strongly disagree61 (22.8)
4.Cataract surgery for both my eyes in the same setting would be convenient for my family/carer/partner.
 Strongly agree68 (25.5)
 Agree55 (20.6)
 Neutral56 (21)
 Disagree33 (12.4)
 Strongly disagree55 (20.6)
5.I would request cataract surgery to be done for both my eyes in the same sitting if I had the choice.
 Strongly agree75 (28.1)
 Agree45 (16.9)
 Neutral20 (7.5)
 Disagree28 (10.5)
 Strongly disagree99 (37.1)
6.I would like to minimise the number of hospital visits it takes for both my cataracts to be removed.
 Strongly agree92 (34.5)
 Agree78 (29.2)
 Neutral40 (15)
 Disagree23 (8.6)
 Strongly disagree34 (12.7)
7.I would like to minimise the time I need to take off work for both my cataracts to be removed.
 Strongly agree46 (17.2)
 Agree31 (11.6)
 Neutral116 (43.4)
 Disagree23 (8.6)
 Strongly disagree51 (19.1)
8.I am scared by the idea of cataract surgery being done for both my eyes in the same sitting.
 Strongly agree61 (22.8)
 Agree64 (24)
 Neutral29 (10.9)
 Disagree60 (22.5)
 Strongly disagree53 (19.9)
9.I am worried about the risk of complication to both eyes at once if cataract surgery is done for both my eyes in the same sitting.
 Strongly agree69 (25.8)
 Agree65 (24.3)
 Neutral37 (13.9)
 Disagree54 (20.2)
 Strongly disagree42 (15.7)
10.I dislike that cataract surgery for both my eyes in the same sitting would mean a longer hospital visit on the day.
 Strongly agree16 (6)
 Agree36 (13.5)
 Neutral34 (12.7)
 Disagree53 (19.9)
 Strongly disagree128 (47.9)
  • ISBCS, immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery.