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Innovations in Cataract Surgery Part 1

A Changing World

Apr 26, 2016

The world of modern medicine continues to change in incredible ways, and while the average person may not notice those changes, they’re having a tremendous impact on the way that patients receive treatment and how they are able to improve their lives in meaningful ways.

A perfect example of this is in cataract problems and treatments. Already, cataracts impact the lives of more than 20 million Americans. By the year 2020, it’s estimated that the number will have increased to 30 million. That increase is directly related to the growing population numbers in the nation and the increase in lifespan for those living here – modern medicine is helping us live longer, and as a result issues related to aging are increasing in frequency.

Luckily, the world of cataract corrective procedures is changing in several ways including:
• The increase in a patient’s ability to understand the problem and corrective procedures  
• Improved technological breakthroughs providing even better results from the surgeries
• Better accessibility to corrective procedures despite income levels.

Taking a look at each of these three aspects can help us see what the future of cataract surgery will likely be, which in turn can help patients as well as medical professionals understand more about not just the problem, but the improving ways to manage it.

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