Status: In progress
The general goal of this study is to explore how cataract surgery affects individuals’ functioning across a range of domains, their quality of life and their ability to engage in a range of activities linked to economic productivity in Nampula Province, Mozambique.
The study will not only interrogate how we conceptualise disability when considering cataract patients, but also how we understand the overall impact of cataract surgery on individuals’ functioning and well-being.
A better understanding of how functional difficulties experienced by people with cataracts can change after surgery will be useful to help further our understanding of the relationship between eye health and other types of disabilities. This information will provide an empirical foundation for the development of specifically tailored eye health advocacy interventions and potentially make eye health programmes more disability inclusive in a cost-effective manner.
14 February 2023 - 1 June 2025