Is cataract surgery associated with a reduced risk of dementia?

Takeaway

  • Cataract extraction was significantly associated with lower risk of dementia development in a population of older adults (≥65 years).

Why this matters

  • Sensory impairment, such as vision or hearing loss, is experienced by a substantial proportion of the older population and may be a modifiable risk factor for dementia.

  • This study highlights the potential clinical relevance of cataract surgery in older adults at risk of dementia development.