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How Old Is too Old to Have Cataract Surgery?

SHANGHAI, China, May 2012 — If you look at the example of 109-year-old Guo Liansheng, there may not be an upper age limit for cataract surgery. After all, everybody wants to see well at all ages, right? Madam Guo may have set a Guinness World Record for the World's Oldest Cataract Surgery Patient (the decision is pending). Last year, Dr. Chu Tao of Shanghai New Vision Ophthalmic Hospital removed the cataract in her left eye and replaced it with an intraocular lens manufactured by UK company Rayner Intraocular Lenses Ltd.

Before the surgery, Madam Guo could barely see even changes in light. Afterward, she was able to see her infant great-great-granddaughter's face clearly for the first time. And now, a year later, Dr. Chu Tao has performed the surgery in her other eye, in time for her to see her relatives who visited for the Year of the Dragon New Year celebrations.

 

Courtesy of AllAboutVision

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