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Tucson Optometrist discusses the risk of falls increases with poor vision


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8/9/2012
Dr. Zuraida Zainalabidin
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It is well established that poor vision can contribute to fall risk, which in the elderly translates into increased fracture risk.  A recent article out of the Journal of the American Medical Association took this notion and applied it to find the correlation between cataract surgery and fracture risk.  Their outcome suggested that cataract surgery may be associated with a lower risk of fracture in patients over age 65 yo.

poor visionWhile surgical removal of cataracts is a legitimate treatment, surgical removal is generally not advised until your vision cannot be improved to reasonable levels with eyeglasses or contact lenses.  The decision to have surgery typically revolves around your ability to do the things you want or need to do.

Tucson Optometrist Dr. Zie is pleased to to discuss new technologies in eyeglasses and contact lenses that allow for better vision.  Ultraviolet radiation filters, nonflare technology, and corrective higher-order aberations with wavefront technology can result in better vision, despite the progression of your cataract.  These are somewhat technical, but we'll help you understand at Head to Toe Healthcare, PLC what technology would be best suited for you.  Like many things, prevention is the most ideal treatment, so wear polarized sunglasses with an antireflective coating on your lenses to lower your risk of developing a cataract.

If you have concerns that you may be developing a cataract, or just need to update your prescription for glasses or contact lenses, contact Dr. Zuraida Zainalabidin at 520-545-0202.  Let Dr. Zie help lower your risk of falls, help you see better in traffic, and let you enjoy your high definition television set by getting you set-up with the right prescription lenses.



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