I think we would all like to see more research done on GA, but from my doctors tell me GA is too rare for anyone to be interested in doing research. I have heard of studies of other related retina conditions, but nothing specific.
I have had cataract surgery about 5 years ago, I am 34 now. My cataracts became too obstructive to function normally day to day. I am very happy with the results of the surgery. My doctor suggested corrective lenses when he did my cataract surgery, so after it my vision improved so that I don't use any glasses or contacts for most of the time, except for close up reading and night time driving.
This has not been a very active group, but I'll be happy to share more information. I don't believe there is anything new to the diet, you just have to try to follow it. What I have noticed over the years when I was off the diet completely is that I had drastic peripheral and night vision loss. Now being more or less on the diet, it's been a lot more stable with no major decreases.
My current/ongoing concern is the Macular Edema which has developed and worsened over many years. In simple words this is swelling of the center of the retina which affects my central vision (the only good part of my vision left). This is being treated with eye drops to minimize the swelling but this treatment is not fully getting rid of swelling so the problem continues. If anyone else has this diagnosis, please share some information. Thanks.