Understanding Medicare Coverage & Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and are so common later in life that it’s basically considered part of the aging process.

What Happens After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is one of the most prevalent surgeries performed in the U.S. with over three million completed each year. Most people understand the importance of cataract removal, but many don’t know what happens after the surgery.

Study Ties Cataract Surgery to Longer Life

An Australian study published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, shows that people with vision loss attributed to cataracts who have had cataract surgery live longer than those with cataract-related vision loss who forgo the procedure.

After Cataract Surgery: It is Possible to Be Independent of Glasses

In the past, even after cataract surgery, patients with astigmatism would still experience blurred or distorted vision without glasses because a standard lens implant cannot correct pre-existing astigmatism. High quality vision – the kind you need to be independent of glasses — is not regained unless the astigmatism is also corrected. Today, if a patient […]