After reading a report – the first of its kind – on how cataract surgery can benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease, I wrestled with some personal, if unfounded, guilt. My dad didn’t have AD, but he did have dementia induced by a failed brain surgery.
Before his surgery, Dad’s sight was poor at best. The fact that he also had cataracts was known, but after the brain surgery threw him into severe dementia, his cataracts became a minor problem. Or so the doctors thought.