Monday, June 2, 2014
PBA Offers Materials to Education Patients about Cataracts
More than 24 million Americans age 40 and older have cataract, says the Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America. It's the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but unlike most eye diseases, vision loss can be restored. A new study found that cataract surgery patients had a significantly reduced rate of hip fractures from falls. For these reasons, Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. The national non-profit group provides free information through its dedicated web page at preventblindness.org/cataract, or via phone at (800) 331-2020. For those interested in conducting discussions or seminars on the subject, PBA offers a free online module on cataract including a PowerPoint presentation with a complete guide as part of its Healthy Eyes Educational Series. Read more.