Did you know that by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery?
While cataracts generally don’t cause pain, redness or tears, there are some common warning signs
Although cataracts are most commonly associated with aging, there are a number of other factors that might increase cataract risk:
If left untreated, cataracts will lead to complete vision loss, which is why we at Home Instead Senior Care of Central Oregon encourages those over 65 to get a complete eye exam (with dilation) every one or two years, even if they have no problem seeing well.
The good news is that cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a 95 percent success rate. And, a recent study found that cataract surgery patients had a significantly reduced rate of hip fractures from falls.
At Home Instead Senior Care of Central Oregon, we have worked with many clients both before cataract surgery and during the recovery period. For more information on how we can help, please contact us at 541-330-6400 or Like us on Facebook.
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