Cataract Surgery Improves Mood, Cognition, Sleep in Alzheimer’s Patients

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People with mild forms of Alzheimer’s disease experienced improvement in sleep patterns, cognitive functioning and mood after undergoing vision-correcting cataract surgery.

Researchers at Tenon Hospital in Paris studied 38 patients with mild Alzheimer’s and debilitating cataract in at least one eye before and after participants underwent cataract surgery.Œæ
  • They found that 25% of these patients exhibited improvement in cognitive status, the ability to perceive, understand and respond appropriately to one’s surroundings.
  • Several of the patients became less depressed.
The findings were presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Annual Meeting.

Chances are your ophthalmologist is unaware of this study. Ask him/her about it.