Older people who get cataracts removed to improve their vision are experiencing another positive health benefit from the treatment. While it may seem unlikely at first, cataract surgery can greatly reduce the risk of breaking one’s hip in a fall.
According to this video, a new study comparing the incidence of hip fractures among Medicare beneficiaries found that cataract surgery patients experience 16% fewer hip fractures than individuals who do not seek treatment. Taking the initiative to treat cataracts can also help improve sleep, increase mental alertness, and even fight off depression.
It’s never too late to improve your vision. Visit a quality cataract surgeon at Maloney Vision Institute to find out how correcting your vision could be beneficial for your overall health. Contact our Los Angeles office today at (310) 889-0732.