Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss

Cataracts and dementia factsheet

30 June 2017
Source: Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

The Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee (previously known as the VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee) has produced a new factsheet on ‘Cataracts and dementia’.┬áThis information will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and medical professionals.

Cataracts are a very common eye condition in older people. Most people with cataracts are over the age of 60 and they become more common as people age. Due to this many people may face having a cataract operation while also dealing with dementia.

This factsheet covers:

  • what a cataract is and its effect on vision
  • how to tell if you or someone you care for has a cataract
  • cataract surgery and the difference it can make to a person’s quality of life
  • how to prepare for surgery
  • how to help someone with dementia cope with surgery
  • what happens after surgery.

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