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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CATARACT SURGERY MAY NOT INCREASE RISK OF AMD PROGRESSION


Here is a quote from a report on a study in the November issue of Ophthalmology:
 Susan Bressler, MD, of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, gave a review of the literature on the relationship during the briefing, concluding that she doesn't "believe there's clear evidence that AMD eyes are at a clinically important increase in risk of progression to advanced disease following cataract surgery."
"I think all individuals with AMD should be counseled about the risk of progression, whether they have surgery or not," Bressler said. "And those looking at cataract surgery for vision rehabilitation can generally be reassured that there's no significant increase in risk that their AMD will progress because of the intervention of cataract surgery."

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