Summary of Research Results: Kavya Rao

Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow volunteers frequently pursue public health research studies in Unite For Sight's Global Impact Lab program. The research topics are developed by Unite For Sight and the partner eye clinics, the research studies are approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the research findings are submitted to the eye clinic partners for program development.

Kavya Rao, “Effectiveness of visual aids in understanding cataract surgery"

This study compared responses to socioeconomic questions and a quiz on cataract knowledge, between participants receiving verbal information with and without visual aids. Those with visual aids had a slightly higher accurate response rate than the control group, although all respondents demonstrated limited knowledge on cataracts overall.