Cataract Surgery

Many people with macular degeneration also have a cataract. Surgery to remove the cataract may improve vision and quality of life by allowing light to enter the eye more clearly and also allow more accurate assessment of the retina.

Any improvement of vision will be limited by the degree to which the retina is affected. The natural course of ARMD is for it to change further with age and so this can happen even if cataract surgery is successful.