14. I have cataract and macular degeneration. What should I treat first?

Macular degeneration is a serious pathology that affects macula, the part of the retina that is responsible for central and sharp vision.

The distortion of macular area  can create serious problems in our everyday life, and as a result some common activities, such as reading or driving, may seem difficult or impossible.

The treatment of macular degeneration wet form (this appears more rarely and is characterized by the development of pathological new vessels and oedemas) is performed by intravitreal injections,  in specific case by special laser ,  precedes cataract surgery.

In dry form macular degeneration (with no new vessels and oedema) there is no effective treatment and if the reduction in the main sight -being the result of the macular degeneration- is high, the removal of the opaque eye will not provide any substantial improvement. Recent research has shown an increase in the danger of developing macular degeneration or deterioration of an existing one, after cataract surgery, for reasons yet undefined.

In each situation,  your doctor will guide you regarding the right steps you need to follow.