New research finds that cataract surgery dramatically decreases the number of falls individuals suffer due to poor vision.
In a study of more than 400 Vietnamese patients who were 50-plus years old with cataracts in both eyes, the number of falls patients suffered before and after cataract surgery was monitored.
Researchers found a 78% decrease in the risk of falls the year after patients had cataract surgery on one eye.
A cataract, which develops when the part of the eye known as the lens becomes cloudy, is a common eye condition in senior citizens that leads to dull or blurry vision.
Abstract Title: A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of First and Second Eye Cataract Surgery on Falls in Vietnam