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Improve Your Vision, Extend Your Life
Getting cataract surgery to improve your vision may also help to extend your life.
Cataract Surgery Safety for the Elderly
Cataract surgery can significantly improve vision for cataracts patients, but is it a good option for the elderly?
Raising Awareness of Cataracts
With August being Cataract Awareness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is telling senior citizens to look out for signs of cataracts.
From Cataract Surgery to Glaucoma
While surgery can improve the cloudy vision caused by pediatric cataracts, new research suggests it may also increase a child's risk for another eye disease called glaucoma.
Seeing Cataracts Clearly
Most people may not know that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Fortunately, this clouding of the eye's lens can be cured by simple surgery.
Cataract Risk Unchanged by Supplements
The body can use different types of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to promote good health. But supplements may not be able to keep vision clear from cataract cloudiness later in life.
Eyes Dimmed by Diabetes?
Some eye problems can be corrected with glasses while others cannot. According to a recent study, vision problems that cannot be fixed by glasses may be on the rise and could be linked to growing diabetes rates.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
It’s no new news that smoking can result in poor health conditions. And here’s another one to add to the ever growing list: cataracts.
Fewer Seniors Visually Impaired
Just 25 years ago, nearly a quarter of older adults had difficulty reading a newspaper because of poor eyesight. That number has dropped substantially in recent years.
Teaching Tool Simulates Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the most common eye operations performed, with 1.5 million patients receiving the procedure each year.