Laser Cataract Surgery with LenSx technology is offered by our surgeons at the Surgery Center of Chesapeake. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods.
In a recent study published by JAMA, patients who had cataract surgery had a decreased risk of hip fracture as compared to those who did not have surgery, among a large group of patients aged 65 and older with cataracts.
Cataracts, especially severe cataracts, can affect visual acuity, depth perception, contrast sensitivity and visual field, all of which have been associated with increased risk of falls and fractures.
Not surprisingly, the benefit was more marked when cataracts were more severe: 23% risk reduction versus 16% in the whole group.
Drs. Toosi, Adams, and Garcia