Table 2

Five hypothetical scenarios, with corresponding composite ORs, scheduled for right eye phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation

Hypothetical caseComposite OR
AWoman in her late 70s, nuclear cataract.
PMH: glaucoma.
Medication: latanoprost 1 drop BE ON.
Axial length: 23.68 mm.
Pupil size: large.
BWoman in her late 50s, nuclear cataract.
PMH: no other ophthalmic or medical history.
Medication: nil regular.
Axial length: 24.25 mm.
Pupil size: large.
CMan in his late 60s, nuclear cataract.
PMH: pseudoexfoliation syndrome, hypertension.
Medication: amlodipine 5 mg OD, simvastatin 40 mg ON.
Axial length: 26.1 mm.
Pupil size: medium.
DMan in his early 90s, brunescent cataract, no fundal view. Due to heart disease he is unable to lie flat.
PMH: hypertension, benign prostatic hypertrophy, mild left ventricular failure.
Medications: atorvastatin 40 mg ON, bisoprolol 7.5 mg OD, doxazosin MR 8 mg OD, ramipril 2.5 mg OD, furosemide 40 mg OD.
Axial length: 23.72 mm.
Pupil size: large.
EMan in his early 80s, nuclear cataract.
PMH: glaucoma.
Medication: Lumigan 1 drop BE ON.
Axial length: 20.8 mm.
Pupil size: large.
  • BE, Both eyes; MR, Modified Release; OD, Once a day; ON, Once at night; PMH, Past Medical History.