AMD not accelerated by cataract surgery

January 1, 2006

Chicago—Observations of patients in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) after they had cataract surgery did not seem to show an accelerated progression to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared with patients matched for severity of AMD who did not have cataract surgery, reported Frederick L. Ferris III, MD, during retina subspecialty day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.