Slit-lamp and retro-illumination lens photographs were graded for the presence of incident cataract and evidence of cataract surgery.
Change in visual acuity was assessed by age, sex, baseline cataract type, and baseline visual acuity.
They used a process called “couching,” where the doctor hit the eye with a blunt object, forcing the cataract to move to the back of the eye.
Nowadays, the cataract complication rate is one percent and a variety of lenses can be implanted to allow accommodation to near and far distances.
” Within seconds, I had my first response: The First Cut Is The Deepest.
You have more than a one in two chance of having a cataract or having had cataract surgery by the time you’re 80. Hoping to have a little fun with this rite of passage, I put out a call to my Facebook friends: “What songs should I put on my Cataract Surgery mixtape?