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Mood, cognitive ability improve in people with dementia after cataract surgery

Posted Nov 12 2011 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 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.

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