Dizziness in patients reduced with cataract surgery

Dizziness in patients reduced with cataract surgeryOlder adults with visual impairment often report dizziness, but a recent study found that it can improve with cataract surgery. Senior author, Professor David Elliott, M.D., said, “Dizziness is caused by lots of factors, but the results indicate that cataract surgery removes symptoms of dizziness for some people, so it is an important intervention to consider.”

Patients who switched to multifocal glasses post cataract surgery inhibited the ability to reduce dizziness after surgery. Elliot explained, “Multifocals are very convenient, but the results of the study suggest that older, frail patients – who are at greater risk of falling – shouldn’t wear multifocals after cataract surgery if possible.”


The worst case scenario is that patients wear the multifocals before the first eye surgery and stop wearing them until the second eye surgery, which can increase dizziness and falls even more so. Elliot concluded, “That seems to be too much change, and these people would be better wearing the multifocals throughout and not swapping back and forth.”

The findings were published in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.

Also read: Prevent cataracts naturally: Home remedies and diet


Author Bio

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.


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