Don’t delay cataract surgery, and you could save your hip. A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association was conducted on 1.1 million Medicare beneficiaries over 65 years old with cataracts between 2002-2009. The results showed those who had cataracts surgically removed had a 16 percent decrease in their likelihood of hip fracture a year later.
Hip and similar severe fractures can be very harmful for the elderly, and at their worst, can result in death. A lack of clear vision is a common culprit of these types of falls or accidents, which is why it’s important to treat cataracts early.
If you think you may be suffering from cataracts or vision problems, don’t hold off from scheduling an appointment with your eye doctor. The sooner you address your vision problems, the better off your bones may be.