Category: Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on June 2, 2016

Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the […]

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Cataract surgery lowers risk of falls

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on February 24, 2015

The risk of falling increases with age for just about everyone. But with the poor vision that a cataract brings, that risk increases dramatically. A study of more than 400 Vietnamese people aged 50 or more with cataracts in both eyes looked at how many falls each person had before and after undergoing cataract surgery. […]

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Cataract Surgery Patients Found to Live Longer

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on November 21, 2014

A new study finds that those who have cataract surgery to correct visual impairment live longer than those who do not have the surgery. Previous studies have shown that older persons with cataract-related visual impairment likely have a greater mortality risk than their peers who have normal vision – and that cataract surgery might reduce […]

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New Cataract Lens Approved

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on June 26, 2013

A new intraocular lens implant just approved by the FDA corrects astigmatism and dramatically improves vision across the board in patients undergoing cataract surgery. Patients have significantly improved near, intermediate and distance vision—often without having to resort to glasses. “And if glasses are worn, they are low-power readers, worn more for comfort than for need,” […]

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