Ophthalmology

First-of-its-kind model could inform design of lens implants

Older adults who hold reading material at arm's length to bring it into focus are actually taking on the work that their eyes once did. It's a literal lack of accommodation: the process by which the eye's lens normally morphs ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk: study

Cataracts affect most older adults at risk for dementia, and now researchers are finding strong evidence that cataract surgery is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.

Ophthalmology

Cataracts: Common, and easy to treat

(HealthDay)—Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they're easily treated, one expert says.

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