The Evolution of Cataract Surgery: The Most Common Eye Procedure in Older Adults

Lorne Bellan, MD

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Geriatrics and Aging. 2008;11(6):328-332. 

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Conclusion

Cataract surgery is the principal refractive surgical procedure performed in older adults. Technological advances have allowed for improved surgery through smaller incisions, resulting in better outcomes. Improvements in lens implants provide better visual outcomes than were previously possible. Lenses that will also accommodate, eliminating the need for reading glasses, will likely be available in the future.

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