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posted: October 25, 2007

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Timely Tip: What You Can Do About Cataracts

For many elderly, cataracts become more or less inevitable the older they get. But an informed caregiver or loved one can minimize the impact or even the chances of developing the vision-clouding condition. Try these tips:

  • Visit your eye doctor when you notice any vision problems, including blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
  • Wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays. Polarized lenses are best, as they reduce scattered light, which causes glare.
  • If you need cataract surgery, talk with your doctor about temporarily stopping medications that might cause bleeding problems.
  • If cataract surgery is needed in both eyes, plan to have two separate surgeries about four to eight weeks apart.

You can read the full story on ways to deal effectively with cataracts in The Aging Eye: New Lenses Offer Cataract Patients Clearer Future, a feature article in the October 2007 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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