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Hi,
  I am 61 and my vision went cloudy and I went to the eye doctor and I have cataracts that need out.  But the doctor also said I have borderline macular degeneration.  I know the macular degeneration is bad but what does he mean by "borderline".  Does that mean it may not ever happen or is there something to stop it from happening?

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Dear Don,

May be according to your doctor the macular degeneration has just begin in your eyes , Macular degeneration generally starts after the age of 55-60 and is incurable, though some multivitamin tablets for eyes are usually prescribed for AMD, You may consult your eye doctor in this regard.

Optom.Amit Sharma

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

Experience

I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

Organizations
OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

Awards and Honors
Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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