Description: 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

References: CMS132, NQF 0564

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

Denominator Exclusions: Patients with any one of a specified list of significant ocular conditions that impact the surgical complication rate

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

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