In this large retrospective analysis of Medicare beneficiaries with cataracts, those who had cataract surgery had a 16% lower risk of hip fracture compared to those who did not have cataract surgery (odds ratio 0.84, CI 0.81 to 0.87). Cataract removal can reduce the risk of subsequent hip fractures (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.