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Cataract extraction and age-related macular degeneration: associations, diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12759849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Both cataract and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) are common findings in our aging population. At issue is the progression of ARMD following cataract extraction. The purpose of this paper is to review the data relevant to this subject and to offer suggestions as to the management of cataract associated with macular degeneration. Published data are reviewed and an attempt is made to interpret the results. Topics discussed include the epidemiology and association between the incidence of cataract and ARMD, the role of photo-oxidative damage and inflammation in the pathogenesis of ARMD, and the possible contribution of cataract extraction to the exacerbation and acceleration of ARMD through increased photo-oxidative damage and intraocular inflammation. Recommendations for the cataract surgeon and specialist are formulated on the basis of existing literature.
Gisela Velez; John J Weiter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ophthalmology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0882-0538     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-21     Completed Date:  2003-06-16     Revised Date:  2008-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610759     Medline TA:  Semin Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Retina Specialists of Boston, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cataract / complications,  physiopathology
Cataract Extraction / adverse effects*
Disease Progression
Macular Degeneration* / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Risk Factors

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