“Is there an increased risk of macular degeneration after cataract and lens exchange surgery?”

“Is there an increased risk of macular degeneration after cataract and lens exchange surgery?”

Macular degeneration is a condition where the retina (the film of the eye) no longer works as it should. It results in varying degrees of central vision loss – what is needed for fine details such as recognizing faces or reading fine print, for example. Although there are treatments available to slow the progress of the condition, macular degeneration has no cure at this time. There is no increased risk of developing macular degeneration after cataract and lens surgery; in fact, most lens i...

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