Cataract Surgery Improves Mood, Cognition in People with Dementia
Posted Mar 17 2013 12:00am
After reading a report – the first of its kind – on how cataract surgery can benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease ,
I wrestled with some personal, if unfounded, guilt. My dad didn’t have
AD, but he did have dementia induced by a failed brain surgery.
Before his surgery, Dad’s sight was poor at best.
The fact that he also had cataracts was known, but after the brain
surgery threw him into severe dementia, his cataracts became a minor
problem. Or so the doctors thought.