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Table 2 Base case analysis for Mydriasert compared to eye drops (tropicamide [1 %] and phenylephrine [10 %]) to induce mydriasis for a patient cohort* undergoing cataract surgery from 2012-2013

From: Mydriasert pupillary dilation for cataract surgery: an economic and clinical study

  Mydriasert Eye drops Difference
Mydriasert costs (£) 7598 0 7598
Eye-drops costs (£) 0 1687 -1687
Nurse costs (£) 1851 9873 - 8022
   Annual total costs (£) 9449 11 560 -2111
   Costs per patient (£) 5.36 6.56 -1.20
Annual total nurse time (hours) 44.1 235.1 -191.0
  1. *N = 1763 cataract surgery patients and a single London hospital in one year. 2013 drug costs 2013 and 2012 nurse/consultant costs were used