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AN UNLIKELY BENEFIT FROM CATARACT SURGERY

How does getting your cataract fixed keep your hips strong? Well, it doesn’t….but it may help prevent you from falling and breaking a hip.
A recent analysis in the journal JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) reviewed data on over 1 million patients and found a reduced risk of fracture among those who had their cataracts repaired.

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1273017
It’s an unexpected consequence of improved vision…but it makes sense.
As we have more and more data available via computers, we will gain increasing insights into little known connections, with benefits and risks being seen where none were noted previously.