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Question:
Can cataracts be removed from a macular degeneration patient?

Answer:
If your ophthalmologist believes that the cataract is contributing to your visual loss, then cataract surgery is often appropriate and helpful. The best available evidence suggests that cataract surgery does not have an adverse effect on macular degeneration.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Diseases, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Jul 10, 2013

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