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Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of early death for older women: study

NEW YORK: Older women with cataracts who get surgery to treat the eye problem may be less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t get the operations, a recent U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 74,044 women with cataracts, including 41,735 who underwent cataract surgery. Compared to women who didn’t get operations, those who did were 60% less likely to die from all causes during the study period. “The results of this study suggest that cataract surgery may have benefits beyond improving vision…