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Table 3 Prevalence of frightening visual sensations among study participants

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

Variable Interviewed (n = 53) Individuals with frightening visual sensations P
All 53 14 26.4  
Age group < 60 years 25 8 32.0 0.384
≥ 60 years 28 6 21.4
Sex Male 30 7 23.3 0.561
Female 23 7 30.4
Level of education Secondary or less 22 8 36.4 0.166
More than secondary 31 6 19.4
Previous history of eye surgery Yes 38 12 31.6 0.175
No 15 2 13.3
Preoperative visual acuity ≥ 6/18 37 12 32.4 0.131
<6/18 16 2 12.5
Type of visual sensation Light* 53 14 26.4
Colours 41 12 29.3 0.480
Movements 20 7 35.0 0.341
Different shapes 4 1 25.0 1.00
  1. *All patients reported seeing light during surgery.