Quality of Life after Cataract Surgery
When we think of the impact that cataracts have on people, it is pretty easy to identify that vision decline or loss comes mainly from the blurry cloudy vision that cataracts cause, but also the night vision problems from the glare and haloes associated with cataracts. timberland soldes hommes What is much more important than the vision loss itself is the negative impact on patient’s quality of life. adidas pas cher louboutin femme Recent research published in Acta Ophthalmologica studied the effect of patient quality before and after having cataract surgery. asics pas cher The researchers compared patients with no known cataracts of the same age, health and lifestyle to those who had cataracts before and after cataract surgery. adidas nmd When compared with the general population, cataract patients had much lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) than those without cataracts as measured by five dimensions: seeing, moving, hearing, performing their usual activities and general discomfort and symptoms. asics gel nimbus 18 soldes nike cortez Then at 12 months after cataract surgery there was significant improvement in the quality of life index (HRQoL) across these same dimensions. ugg pas cher adidas messi While this seems obvious, it is a reminder that cataracts and vision loss affect more than just vision and reason to avoid suffering if you feel that your vision might be impacting your quality of life.
If you or someone you know suspects or has been told they have a cataract and would like to learn more about cataract surgery and lens implants, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.
The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.