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Roads Made Safer by Cataract Surgery
cataractA new study suggests that people who undergo cataract surgery mitigate the risk of traffic accidents, according to a report published in JAMA Ophthalmology. The researchers found that after the operation, cataract surgery patients were 9 percent less likely to experience a car crash. However, Dr. Kevin Miller of the Stein Eye Institute and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, says that not everybody with a cataract needs surgery or has a difficult time driving.

“Given the mortality and societal costs from traffic crashes, any reduction in these risks would be welcome,” said lead study author Dr. Matthew Schlenker of the Kensington Eye Institute in Toronto, Ontario.

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Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of car crashes


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