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Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021
Article Page : 655-658
Purpose: To determine whether patients with Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) benefit from cataract surgery in terms of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and to assess impact of surgery on progression of ARMD.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study was carried out of patients with and without ARMD undergoing cataract surgery at our department. Patients were divided into two groups- Group A (cases) with ARMD and Group B (controls) without ARMD and other retinal pathology. BCVA of cases was recorded on day 1, day 14, 1 month and 1/month and compared to that of controls.
Result: BCVA significantly improved but markedly less than that experienced by control eyes. No increased incidence in progression to wet form of ARMD.
Conclusion: Cataract surgery is safe in ARMD patients with no evidence of increased complications or rates of disease advancement.
Keywords: Functional visual, ARMD, BCVA.
How to cite : Joshi D, Shristi S, To determine functional visual improvement after cataract surgery in eyes with age related macular degeneration. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2021;7(4):655-658
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