If you’re suffering from cataracts, it might interest you to know that cataract surgery does more than just improve vision. It could also extend your life. Orlando ophthalmologists can help you improve your quality of life through cataract surgery.
A report in “The New York Times” describes a 20-year study that indicates undergoing cataract surgery not only restores vision, but also extends life. This study shows a lower risk of death among women that had their cataracts removed versus those that did not.
Though this new study focuses on women, previous studies have shown that men benefit from cataract surgery as well. It seems that improved vision is linked to better overall health. If you can see better, you are allowed the freedom to move around more and participate in different types of exercise. These studies also show that cataract surgery reduces the risks of complications or even death from accidents, cancer, and multiple diseases.
Cataracts indicate a clouding of the eye, obscuring the lens and making vision cloudy and unfocused. Once a cataract develops, it starts to make objects appear fuzzy and affects night vision. Anyone can develop cataracts but they typically occur with age.
Cataracts may be improved or their growth slowed by wearing UV protectant sunglasses and eating a healthy diet rich in eye nutrients. Poor health, injuries to the eye tissue, inherited health issues, as well as other health factors such as diabetes, may contribute to the growth of cataracts.
The good news is that cataracts are treatable. In fact, cataract surgery is the most prevalent eye surgery performed by doctors today. During the procedure, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a new artificial model. Cataract surgery doesn’t just improve vision but can lead to increased longevity as well, so you have more time to enjoy your new clear vision and the freedom that goes along with it.
Lasik Surgery Orlando can help you understand the risks of cataract surgery as well as choose a lens that works for your lifestyle and vision needs.
In 1996, Orlando ophthalmologist Dr. Magruder opened his practice and introduced locals to Central Florida’s first refractive surgery center. Since then, he has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about what Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!