[The significance of cataract surgery and balance function of the elderly].

Abstract

Injuries and other consequences of falls are serious for the individual patient and costly for society. Reduced acuity of vision is common among elderly people, and falls are frequent. The relationship between instability and falls as well as the association between reduced vision and falls has been recognized, but it has not as yet been examined whether cataract surgery improves balance in elderly people and thereby promotes fall prevention.

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@article{Costa2006TheSO, title={[The significance of cataract surgery and balance function of the elderly].}, author={Junia Cardoso Costa and Bj\orn Hesselbo and Ingrid Poulsen and Jens Christian N\orregard and Marianne Schroll and Marianne Kirchhoff}, journal={Ugeskrift for laeger}, year={2006}, volume={168 11}, pages={1124-8} }