No it will not cause macular degeneration. The cause is almost always nutritional deficiencies and can be well treated with IV nutrient therapy through a doctor from http://www.acam.org/. Thank you. Dr. Singer
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Are you saying that MD can be cured with IV Nutrients?
I have it it one eye and I was told only lasser or injections into the eye could cure it.
I am concerned about my other eye and the Docors here in Florida claim they do not know of anything other than taking Preservision will help.
I do not mind only seeing out of one eye but I am going crazy thinking it could happen to my good eye.
I always had pretty good vision in the bad eye, but I was told I had cataracts. I had the surgery and then afterwards I developed MD. The Doctor told me that one thing had absolutely nothing to do with the other. He said Catarac Surgery could not cause MD,
but how come I only got MD DIRECTLY AFTER THE SURGERY?
My Doctor here in Florida will not tell me the truth because he is afraid of a law suit.
I am sorry to intrude on your communication with another Expert, but I strongly disagree with his advice to you that MD can be cured by IV nutrients.
The tendency to get MD is often genetically inherited and MD can also be caused by traumatic disruption of the optic nerve. This would NOT occur during cataract surgery.
Please consult an Ophthalmologist in person and don't go with any on-line advice!!
I wish you the best.
Louise Sivak, M.D.
Thanks for your reply.
I cannot ask any Opthamologist here because they all stick up for each other.
It is just amazing to me that I had vision in my eye and DIRECTLY after surgery for the cataract, I had the BLACK DOT in the center of my eye and only had perifial vision in that eye.
My Doctor just doubletalked me and sent me on my way.
The Doctors in Florida are really bad.
I am just worried about my other eye.
I thought I was asking my question to an OPTHAMOLOGIST.
Why isn't that kind of doctor answering my question?
I will Opt Out so you can repost your question as you ask.
Please do not reply to my post and this will help your original information go through.
Louise Sivak, M.D.
Thank you for your excellent reply.
The only question that no one will answer is WHY did AMD happen ONLY ONE DAY AFTER the CATARAT SURGERY?
Before surgery I was able to see out of both of my eyes, but I only use one eye because my eyes have been crossed since birth and nothing could be done for it when i was younger. About 10 years ago I questioned an Opthamologist about new techniques in Surgery and he said nothing was l00% guaranteed and I should do nothing.
I have been only using one eye for most of my life. I had the cataract surgery just to see if I could see better in that eye and if yes, i would do the good eye.
My glasses rx are 00=+3.00-0.75 X080 / ADD +2.75 OU
That was before surgery and the day after the surgery the left eye was the same and the right eye all I could read was the Large E . He told me to wait a while and I then saw him a few months later and he took tests on the retina and said it was AM D and the only way to treat it was with either injections in the eye or laser surgery.
I told him I wanted neither option and i left the office and will see him again in 4 months.
I do not mind that I cannot see in that eye because I actually never used it anyway.
My only REAL CONCERN is for my good eye which also has cataracts.
I will never have the surgery for the good eye because I am scared it will happen again and then I will really be blind.
I am taking baush and Lomb Preservision with Luten 2X a day.
He claims I have dry AMD and gave me eye drops to use every day. He also gave me alot of pre op drops to use before surgery. Isn't there a way to see if AMD is pre-exsisiting?
Your answer was the first time anyone explained what happened. Thank you so much for your informative response.
Are you going to respond to the question about seeing if A MD is lurking behind the retina?
If not I will accept and thank you very much for your responses.