Cataract surgery restores vision in majority of patients seamlessly. Many patients experience the wow factor after the surgery due to the enhanced colours and improved night vision. Some even go spectacle free. But can we put a value to the improvement? To find out, researchers in Australia used driving simulators. They found that the incidence of near misses and crashes reduced by 48% after cataract surgery.
Glasses are the aid to vision for majority of people. All around the globe, the number of people using glasses is increasing. We have gone from hunters and gatherers to book keepers as the evolution sailed by. This has led to increased near work with limited outdoor activities. Our eyes have adapted to this new need. We have become myopic.