Behind the headlines

13 May 2022
Spring 2022

Eye health issues that are making the news.

Cataract surgery linked to lower dementia risk

Cataract removal is associated with an almost 30% reduction in the risk of developing dementia, according to a major new US study.

Researchers suggest this is because surgery improves vision and increases sensory inputs to the brain.

The group tracked more than 3,000 people aged 65 and older diagnosed with cataracts over a 24-year period.

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