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Cataract surgery anaesthesia

Cataract surgery anaesthesia is an important issue for patients. There is strong anecdotal evidence that some patients needlessly avoid having cataract surgery, persisting with inferior vision, because of concerns about the anaesthetic.

Cataract surgery and cognitive function

Caregivers of the depressed elderly with significant cataract do hope cataract surgery will improve mood and cognitive function. There is no further evidence to support that this is indeed the case.

Value of cataract surgery

Results of poor vision are an increased risk of falls, depression, suicide, and increased general mortality. The scientific literature provides support for the idea that cataract surgery will improve quality and length of life, whilst decreasing the risk of falls, fracture, and motor vehicle accidents.