Mr Hove

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon London
MBChB MD FRCOphth CertLRS

Mr Hove’s Posterior Capsular Rupture (PCR) Data

Posterior capsular rupture (PCR) is the most common and the most important intraoperative complication during cataract surgery. When it occurs, there is:

  1. 6 fold increased risk of vision loss
  2. 40 fold increased risk of post cataract retinal detachment
  3. 8 fold increased risk of endophthalmitis.

Although PCR is occasionally unavoidable, it is generally accepted as an indicator of surgical quality.

National Ophthalmology Database: Data showing percentage without PCR

Year National Mr Hove Number of
Operations
Within
Limits
2023 - 24
*
99.64%
6159
2022 - 23
98.9%
99.75%
7279
2021 - 22
98.9%
99.73
6271

*Data from the National Ophthalmology Database is not currently available for 2023 – 2024.