TITLE

Increased risk of advanced AMD after cataract surgery unfounded

AUTHOR(S)
Hasson, Matt
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News Europe;Oct2009, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the Age-Related Eye Disease Study which revealed that there is no significant increased risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after undergoing cataract surgery. The study was a multi-center clinical trial conducted from 1992 to 2005 which observed the effect of antioxidant and mineral supplements on the development of advanced AMD and cataract formation. Researcher Emily Chew said that 8,050 eyes of 4,577 patients were included in the study, which gave it more statistical value than the Beaver Dam Eye Study.
ACCESSION #
44351609

 

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