A community for people who want to remain as healthy as possible as we age.

More boomers are getting cataract surgery at a younger age

(NBC News) A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. It's the most common cause of blindness in the world — and it's also a normal part of aging.
[A] recent study by the Mayo Clinic indicates an increasing number of people are having cataract surgery — and are doing so at "younger" ages. The study, which examined cataract surgeries done from 2005 to 2011 in Minnesota's Olmsted County, found that about 20 percent of those surgeries were in patients younger than 65. 
By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery, according to the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute.
[Click the title, above, to post a comment.]


Post a Comment

Please do not give advice. We can best help each other by telling what works for us, not what we think someone else should do.