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Bel Marra Health Reports on Recent Research Finding Prolonged Life in Those Who Receive Corrective Eye Surgery
Date:9/20/2013

ith cataract-related vision disorders, were included in the study. The research found that people who received eye surgery had a 60% chance of living longer than those who did not receive eye surgery.

The researchers were quick to point out that their calculations and research compensated for age, gender, and increased mortality rates due to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and many other factors. While the research is based on a large group of Australians, experts are certain that similar positive results can be proven for people in other parts of the world.

Previous studies have found that cataracts increase a person’s mortality risk. However, these studies have only compared people with cataracts to members of the general population. People who had received eye surgery were not included in older studies. The new study, on the other hand, compared people who had cataracts to those who had had them removed. It simply shows that undergoing surgery can negate the negative effects of cataracts, and can thus allow one to live longer.

Many patients are wary of cataract surgery. Misconceptions bred on older procedures still exist, and cause fear for potential surgical patients.

This research, however, sends a positive message to ophthalmologists who are debating with patients who are potentials for eye surgery. It suggests that going forward with eye surgery has a long-lasting and positive impact, not just on a patient’s vision, but can help them live longer lives as well.

The connection between eye surgery and longer lives is still unclear, but the researchers hypothesize that factors may include improvements in physical and emotional health, more optimism, greater confidence, as well as the improved ability to correctly comply with medical prescriptions.

Based on the research, it can be concluded that cataract-related vision impairment has a negative effect on people’s attitudes, and significantly lowers their zest
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