Cataracts: Complications within 30 Days Following Cataract Surgery Requiring Additional Surgical Procedures

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of uncomplicated cataract who had cataract surgery and had any of a specified list of surgical procedures in the 30 days following cataract surgery which would indicate the occurrence of any of the following major complications: retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment, or wound dehiscence.

 

Measure Steward

American Medical Association- convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement(R) (AMA-PCPI)

 

Measure Numerator

Patients who had one or more specified operative procedures for any of the following major complications within 30 days following cataract surgery: retained nuclear fragments, endophthalmitis, dislocated or wrong power IOL, retinal detachment, or wound dehiscence.

 

Measure Denominator

All patients aged 18 years and older who had cataract surgery and no significant ocular conditions impacting the surgical complication rate.