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How to Find the Best Rehab

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What makes a good rehab?

Choosing a good rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. clinic for yourself or a loved one is an important and difficult decision, often made at a difficult and confusing time in your life when emotions are high and timing is everything. However, it’s a decision akin to choosing the right person to look after your young child, in that you are entrusting something very delicate and vital to the care of others: your life, your future and the quality of both those things. Just like with every important life decision, it is one you need to make carefully after research and consideration. Don’t just go the first one you contact, but, instead, phone or email a number of different clinics and, where possible, even visit one or two.

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Cataract

Senior Ophthalmologists advise on latest treatments for Cataracts

Cataracts - where cloudy patches develop over the front of the eye causing blurred vision, are associated with advancing age and are estimated to affect over half of people older than 65 years. In most patients both eyes will need correcting and the preferred method in most cases is Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery or ISBCS as everything can be fixed by a single visit to the operating theatre and the whole episode of visualRelating to the sense of sight (vision). rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. is much shorter. Surgery for cataracts has improved steadily over the past few decades and it has become the most common surgical procedure in the UK.

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