The findings indicated that cataract surgery was associated with a 60 percent reduced risk of death from all causes and a 37 to 69 percent reduced risk of death due to pulmonary, accidental, infectious, neurologic and vascular diseases and cancer.
Anne L Coleman from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her colleagues from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) conducted the research from January 1993 till December 2015.
Previous studies have suggested an association between cataract surgery and decreased risk from all causes of mortality potentially through a mechanism of improved health status and functional independence.
The research appeared in the journal of JAMA Ophthalmology. (ANI)