Did you know that 56% of Canadians are concerned about being affected by Alzheimer’s disease? 46% of Canadians admit they would feel ashamed or embarrassed if they had dementia. What if you could improve some symptoms of mild Alzheimer’s disease? The research on this is early and limited. However, one study suggested that cataract surgery may have some benefits for people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. For instance, poor eyesight can dampen a person’s mood; however, if they can see better, it may improve their mood. The researchers reported that seeing more clearly may help people with early dementia better understand their surroundings.
If you experience blurry vision, glare, halos, or poor vision at night, it could be a sign of cataracts, a clouding of the lens in your eye. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes and can prevent you from enjoying daily life and your independence. Fortunately, cataract eye surgery is usually effective in resolving these issues. Here are some ways cataract surgery can help improve your quality of life.
Cataracts occur when the protein in your eye clumps up and collects on the lens, and this results in the lens becoming cloudy. This is a common symptom of cataracts. However, cataract surgery replaces the old lens with a new one, significantly improving image clarity and sharpness.
When you have cataracts, the lenses in your eyes can develop a yellow or brown haze, resulting in viewing the world through tinted lenses. Everything may appear more faded to those with cataracts than to those with clear vision. Once patients have had cataract surgery, their vision becomes clear, and colours are more likely to appear brighter.
Better Night Vision
With better vision, your chances of falling decrease. Also, driving safety improves by 50% after cataract eye surgery and your night vision improves. Cataracts can cause the light from street lights and car headlights to create more glare than in people without cataracts.
Living with cataracts can make it harder to complete daily tasks and prevent you from doing things you enjoy, including driving, watching TV, or reading. It can prevent you from living independently, which can result in negatively affecting your mood and mental health. Cataract surgery can allow you to live freely again, improving your lifestyle.
Contact us today
If you want to improve your lifestyle and live independently again, contact us today. Our ophthalmologist will be happy to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have during your consultation.