Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 2587 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Table of Contents
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded45    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

Year : 1995  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 165-168

Psychological Reactions to Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

1 Psychiatrist, Military Hospital, Meerut (UP) 250002, India
2 Professor and Head, Psychiatry Department, Armed Forces College, Pune, India
3 Ophthalmologist, 151 Base Hospital, Meerut, India
4 Ophthalmologist, Military Hospital, Meerut, India

Correspondence Address:
S Chaudhury
Psychiatrist, Military Hospital, Meerut (UP) 250002
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

A prospective study of fifty patients who underwent cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation was undertaken. Factors aggravating and allaying pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative anxiety were studied A good doctor-patient relations/lip, confidence in the ophthalmologist, and knowledge of successful surgery with IOL implantation in an acquaintance were the major anxiety relieving factors. The main anxiety provoking factors were concerns about the success of surgery and the requirement of laying immobile during surgery covered with surgical drapes. Detailed technical knowledge about the surgery was anxiety provoking and the majority of the patients did not desire it.



Print this article         Email this article