Examining Absolute Risk of AMD in Relation to Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a common procedure in older adults. It is becoming more common not only by virtue of increasing age of the population, but also because of trends in ophthalmic practice and higher prevalence and incidence of late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in persons who have had cataract surgery as has previously been reported. In the study by Klein et al, the maximally adjusted odds ratio (OR) for incidence of late AMD after cataract surgery compared with eyes with ≥1 type of cataract was 1.96 (95% confidence interval, 1.28–3.02). (Read more...)

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