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Cataract surgery may be another reason for low vitamin D levels in seniors

I attended an outdoor barbecue at a senior residence in July 2013.
It was an excellent day: bright sun, a very slight breeze, about 75 degrees F
My 100 year-old father in-law stated that it was too bright after his cateract surgery (of 15 years ago)


80% of the seniors stayed and ate indoors, and thus missed out on getting vitamin D

Suspect: Cataract surgery ==> too bright ==> stay out of the sun ==> get less vitamin D

The seniors could have used sunglasses, but did not.

Alternative explanation for seniors not going outdoors
Seniors greatly fear falling - and the outdoor location was unfamiliar - and could have something which might cause them to fall

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2755 Cataract map.jpg admin 08 Jul, 2013 58.39 Kb 1315
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