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This was posted over 5 months ago and OP hasn’t been back
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lilhelp Sep 2, 2019
Yes, hope all went well, and that we hear back.  We all still learn things from others' posts, even if older. yes?
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Her opthamologist is going to be the best predictor of that. We ourselves cannot know how much of the site problem is due to the macular degeneration, which of course will not be at all helped by the cataract surgery. I surely do wish her the best and hope for improvement for her. Remember that at times this is sort of a two step, as some scarring will occur and can be quickly kind of lasered away, in the office, as some point after the cataract surgery. I hope she has much improvement. Hope you will come back to let us know.
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AlvaDeer Sep 2, 2019
Lil Help, .... Do know, that for sure I am with you in that I am generally against surgery at a certain age, as well. While I am a great chicken of anything medical, despite being a former nurse, I would opt for the cataract surgery. It is awful to be without decent eyesite, at least for me; I have lost most of the vision of my right eye and fearful of the left. I live to read. This is usually done with mild sedation and local medication, and is about a 20 minute procedure.The man who first developed it did it in other countries in 5 minutes. I would myself opt FOR this, but we all have our limits, and I so agree with you on there being limits due to age on so very many test and procedures.
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Is this a necessary surgery, i.e., mom get cataract surgery or go blind?  I don't know of surgery for Mac Degen. 

Mom's 95yo.  Can she see other things, i.e., tv, reading?  I'd be leery of any surgeries at her age, imho, if she's able to see most things pretty good.  My parents have similar diagnoses, and Drs recommend Not having cat surgeries at their ages, 90s and one in good health.  *Be careful cause surgeons make a great deal of $ from cat surgeries.  Second opinion may be a better idea, from a conservative Dr.

Magnifiers help a lot for reading, etc.  I wouldn't let my mom get cat surgery at her age unless she were at risk of being blind from them, not at her age, and Dr. agrees.
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Hi, I don't know about macular degeneration (which I also have) BUT, I can tell you when I had my cataract surgeries I was SO pleasantly surprised that...I didn't need my reading glasses any more!!! However, alas, it only lasted around 3/3-1/2 years and now I'm back to my reading glasses. :(
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I don’t know the answer but my godmother went blind due to this condition. So sad. I will say a prayer for you and your loved one. Hugs!

What did the eye doctor say about it?
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My step mum had multiple procedures for Macular Degeneration. I cannot remember if she had wet or dry.

Both my parents have had cataract surgery and both commented on how much more colourful the world was.
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