Cataract Surgery for Both Eyes Gives Best Results

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cataract Surgery for Both Eyes Gives Best Results

Fairfield County Cataract SurgeonLeslie Doctor, M.D., noted that while having cataract surgery in one is likely to improve vision and visual functioning, the best results are found in patients who undergo second eye cataract surgery. A cataract in one or both eyes often causes blurry, cloudy or dimming of vision but more importantly it can cause a meaningful decrease in visual functioning that impacts daily activities and lifestyle. In general it is well known that the presence of a cataract negatively affects both subjective quality of life and objective performance measures.

Researchers reporting in Ophthalmology studied the impact that a cataract and cataract surgery have on clinical measurements of vision, reading speed, objective mobility performance and subjective visual functioning. The results showed that patients who had the cataract surgery in both eyes demonstrated better visual performance, better mobility-based task performance and even scored better on the Activities of Daily Vision Scale (ADVS). “So we tell our patients that even though they might find a great improvement after having cataract surgery in only one eye, the data indicate that having cataract surgery on both eyes provides the best visual functioning,’ summarized Dr. Leslie Doctor.

If you or someone you know has questions or concerns about cataracts, cataract surgery and visual functioning please call Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or to schedule an appointment.

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