Cataracts | ICHOM – International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement


The ICHOM Standard Set for Cataracts is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to patients with cataracts. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.
Cataracts 1 Includes capsular problems, dropped nucleus or lens fragments into vitreous, return to operating theater, endophthalmitis, persistent corneal edema, and other.
2 Tracked via the Catquest 9-SF

© 2015 ICHOM. All rights reserved. When using this set of outcomes, or quoting therefrom, in any way, we solely require that you always make a reference to ICHOM as the source so that this organization can continue its work to define more standard outcome sets.

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Team that developed this standard


Nigel Morlet | Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute
Konrad Pesudovs | Flinders University


Haripriya Aravind | Aravind Eye Care System


Goh Pik Pin | National Cataract Registry


Mats Lundström | EUREQUO
Anders Boman | St Erik Eye Hospital
Ingrid Kossler | European Cancer Patient Coalition

United Kingdom

John Sparrow | National Ophthalmology Database

United States

Suzann Pershing | American Academy of Ophthalmology
Imran Mahmud | ICHOM

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A complete overview of the ICHOM Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected PROM instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors is available here:


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