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Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life


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60 percent lower risk of death each year if cataracts removed.

Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological and infectious diseases.

Study of 74,044 women aged 65 and older with cataracts.

A cataract is a clouding and discoloration of the lens of the eye.

Most frequent cause of vision loss in people over 40.

Wearing sunglasses that block all UV rays is an important preventive.

The study was published in the JAMA Ophthalmology journal.

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Anne L. Coleman

Professor and Director of UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic.

JAMA Ophthalmology

Medical journal covering all aspects of ophthalmology.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Public land-grant research university

Victoria L. Tseng

Glaucoma Fellow at UCLA Stein Eye Institute.

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