Ten years ago I was diagnosed with AMD. I take my my eye vitamins daily. Everything went fine until I learned I had cataracts. Sure, they can be removed, however, another problem arose. I developed corneal dystrophy. In order to take care of the problem I would have to have a cornea transplant..with NO guarantee that I would retain my sight. I opted out of the surgery. What's the difference? Go blind naturally or surgically? I'm 74 and still do my beadwork.