The short answer is yes, you can have cataract surgery if you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The real question is whether cataract surgery will actually help your vision or not if you have AMD. The answer to that question is “probably, yes,” but it would be helpful to define what cataracts and AMD are to understand why that is.
To answer why you can probably have cataract surgery if you have macular degeneration, we’ll look at:
- Establishing the reason for your vision loss
- Can cataract surgery worsen AMD?
- Understanding macular degeneration and cataracts