Cataract surgery increases quality of life in AMD patients

A study in Optometry & Vision Science finds that patients had a history of advanced AMD and age-related cataract and underwent cataract surgery had positive results. At 3 months postoperatively, best-corrected visual acuity and utility value using time trade-off method were compared prior to surgery.

“Usually, surgeons and patients were pessimistic about the outcomes of cataract surgery in patients with coexistent advanced macular degeneration, and the present study could provide valuable references for them as to whether to perform the surgery from the aspects of visual acuity, quality of life and health economics,” the researchers wrote.

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