FAQ: Cataract Information

Can you have cataract surgery if you have macular degeneration?

Yes you can have cataract surgery. Sometimes your consultant Ophthalmologist will be reluctant to do this surgery as there is a risk of making the Macular degeneration worse.
Cataract surgery involves removing the lens in your eye and is replaced with a clear artificial lens. Things will seen much brighter but as you have macular degeneration it may not help you to see things in the center of your vision.

How do cataracts affect your vision?

Cataracts are generally seen more with age but other medical conditions such as Diabetes can accelerate them.
Cataracts make with vision ‘milky’ or ‘cloudy’ especially when the lighting is low.

Street lights can have a ‘halo’ around them. You find you need to add more light when reading and it is still difficult.

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FAQ: Cataract Information
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