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Subspecialties Cataract

Seeing Is Remembering

Landmark paper: A Maharani et al., “Cataract surgery and age-related cognitive decline: A 13-year follow-up of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing”, PLOS ONE, 13 (2018). DOI: e0208045.

Most cataract surgeons would agree that the improved vision patients experience after cataract surgery has a positive impact on those patients’ lives. This is felt to be particularly so in patients who have concurrent cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Unfortunately, most of the studies to date looking at the depth of dementia after cataract surgery have failed to show an improvement, probably because of the structure of the dementia assessments used before and after surgery. A paper in PLOS ONE has shown, however, that the cognitive decline associated with normal ageing was slowed by cataract surgery.

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Paul Ursell

Paul Ursell is a consultant ophthalmologist at Epsom & St Helier University NHS Trust, Surrey, UK.

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