A new study published in JAMA has reported that elderly patients who undergo cataract surgery have a lower risk for hip fracture within first year after surgery in comparison to patients with cataract who do not have the surgery.
The study was published in the August 1 issue of JAMA.
The authors report that visual impairment is a known risk factor for fractures but little is known about the association of cataract surgery with fracture risk.
Therefore the study, a retrospective study, was undertaken in US Medicare beneficiaries with an objective to determine the association of cataract surgery with subsequent fracture risk. [Read more...]