Cataracts in the Elderly Articles

  • Cataracts: Getting the Big Picture (and a Clearer One, Too)

    Over 20 million Americans age 40 and over are affected by a potentially debilitating condition called cataracts. Most of these people are also candidates for a painless outpatient procedure that could easily improve their eyesight and quality of life.

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  • Removing Cataracts Reduces Fall Risk in the Elderly

    Cataracts contribute to a decrease in a senior's ability to perform activities of daily living such as dressing, meal preparation, and safe ambulation. Falls in those with poor vision are radically reduced after cataract surgery.

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  • What to Expect When an Elderly Loved One Has Cataract Surgery

    Surgery is the only effective treatment for blurry vision caused by cataracts. Here's what caregivers and their elderly loved ones can expect before, during and after this procedure.

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  • Cataracts: Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision in elderly people. Left untreated, cataracts can greatly impact vision, making driving, walking and other daily activities dangerous for elders.

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  • Treating Cataracts May Slow Cognitive Decline

    Cataract surgery can provide patients diagnosed with dementia and vision loss even greater benefits than restored eyesight alone.

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  • Your Eyes Need Sun Protection, Too

    Did you know that your eyes are just as susceptible to sun damage as your skin? The next time you head outside, be sure to don a pair of sunglasses to reduce your risk of developing eye conditions like photokeratitis, macular degeneration and cataracts.

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