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Table 2 Visual sensations experienced by patients (n = 53) during cataract surgery under topical aesthesia

From: Patients’ visual experience during phacoemulsification cataract surgery and associated fear

Type of visual experience Frequency %
Able to see anything during surgery 53 100.0
Able to see light 53 100.0
Colours seen 41 77.4
   White 18 46.2
   Blue 19 35.8
   Red 16 30.2
   Yellow 16 30.2
   Green 13 24.5
   Orange 8 15.1
   Pink 2 3.8
Movements 20 37.7
   Water 10 18.9
   Instruments 10 18.9
   Fingers\hands 9 17.0
Different shapes 4 7.5