Cataract treatment could reduce risk of hip fracture
Astudy published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that people aged 65 years and older who had cataract surgery had a 16% lower risk of hip fracture one year after their surgery. Vision plays an important role in postural balance and stability, and cataract-induced changes in vision have been found to be associated with postural instability. Moreover, in other studies, cataracts have been found to be the most common cause of fracture-related visual impairment, with untreated cataracts causing up to 49% of visual impairment in patients of femoral neck fractures related to decreased vision. Be sure to see your eye doctor for regular checks to ensure cataracts are diagnosed and treated.