Dr Michael English
With a group of others pioneered the first Excimer Laser used in Perth in the mid 90's. Michael is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal Ausralian and New Zealand Collage of Ophthal-mologists. He is also a fellow of the Royal Collage of Ophthalmology (UK).
Study finds cataract surgery may help AMD patients
A new study conducted by the U.S. National Eye Institute has found that patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may benefit from cataract surgery. The study, which was published in the journal Opthalmology, examined 1,939 cases of patients at various stages of AMD.
While earlier research suggested that cataract surgery might negatively impact AMD patients, this study actually proved the opposite may be true. The vast majority of age-related macular degeneration patients who received cataract surgery as part of this study bebefitted from improved visual acuity. Furthermore, these improvements were found in patients with both mild and advanced cases of AMD.
Posted 10 November 2009