|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
The Influence of Cataract Surgery on the Course of Age-Related Macular Degeneration First Experience from the ECAM Study
Brunner S.1, Falkner C.1, Krebs I.1, Stolba U.1, König F.2, Bauer P.2, Binder S.1
Purpose: Senile cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the most common causes for blindness and visual impairment in people over 60 years. As a growing coincidence is seen in both diseases, there is still much uncertainty about the usefulness of cataract surgery in coexistent AMD. In the literature, the relationships between cataract and AMD are not clear; it looks like that advanced stages of AMD, e.g. CNV or geographic atrophy, have a tendency to progress after cataract surgery.