Cataract surgery may double risk of fall in elderly

12/5/2013 | Reuters

Older patients with cataracts were two times more likely to have a serious fall between the first and second eye corrective surgeries compared with the two-year period before any eye procedures, according to a study in the journal Age and Ageing. The risk of falling also increased in the two years following the second surgery. The older the patient, the higher the risk, researchers said.

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