If your vision is suffering from cataracts, here is another reason to consider cataract surgery in Vineland. Research, as reported by Medical News Today, has shown that “cataract surgery dramatically decreases the number of falls individuals suffer due to poor vision.”
The study that led to this announcement tracked the number of falls in 400 Vietnamese patients with cataracts in both eyes who were over age 50. Researchers logged the number of falls the patients had before and after having cataract surgery on one eye. The result? A 78% decrease in the amount of falls in the cataract surgery patients.
The repercussions of falling when you are over age 65 can lead to serious injuries such as head trauma, lacerations, hip fractures and more. With 1 in 3 people over 65 falling every year (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it’s important to recognize potential pitfalls and take measures to prevent accidents:
- Keep your eyeglasses prescription up-to-date
- Have regular eye exams to track the progression of your cataracts
- Realize which medications you take may cause you to become off balance
- Reduce clutter in your home to prevent falls
- Stay active to keep your bones muscles strong
Dr. David R Pernelli can monitor your vision and let you know when cataract surgery in South Jersey is recommended. You may need surgery on just one eye or both; the surgeries will be done during separate appointments. Dr. Pernelli can also discuss the exciting options for vision improvement using advanced intraocular lens (IOL) implants which may allow you to live life without glasses after your cataract surgery.
Contact us today to learn more about cataract surgery in Vineland.