[Assessment of clinical practice guidelines about cataract management]

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2007 Jul;82(7):429-35.
[Article in Spanish]


Purpose: To evaluate the quality of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) about the management of cataract in adults.

Material and method: A bibliographic search was carried out selecting the CPG based on the evidence or on the expert consensus, published since the year 2000. The guidelines selected were assessed with the AGREE Instrument.

Results: Six guidelines were assessed. Three were classified as "recommend with provisos or alterations" and the others "would not be recommended". In accordance with the AGREE Instrument criteria, no guidelines can be recommended for their use in the clinical practice if they were not modified previously.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cataract / therapy*
  • Cataract Extraction / standards
  • Chile
  • Consensus
  • Disease Management*
  • England
  • Expert Testimony
  • Humans
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / standards
  • North America
  • Philippines
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*