Dementia risk drops for cataract surgery patients

Patients in need of cataract surgery also see their risk for developing dementia drop by 30% after undergoing the operation, according to new research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“We were actually quite surprised and stunned by the magnitude of the reduced risk that was resultant from cataract surgery,” said Dr. Cecilia S. Lee regarding the study’s findings. Lee is an associate professor and Klorfine Family Endowed Chair in ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Read more about the study in our full news release.

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