Cataract surgery 10 years after Lasik

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Cataract surgery 10 years after Lasik

Postby mhollis » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:58 pm

Multifocal lens replacements are not offered in cataract surgery after the Lasik--very sucessful for the last ten years. Doctor suggests that following cataract surgery astigmatism may return and there is no help for presbyopia.

Does anyone have experience with cataract surgery after the Lasik and whether enhancements using PRK was helpful?
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Re: Cataract surgery 10 years after Lasik

Postby LasikExpert » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:22 pm

Many patients who did not have Lasik have reported multiple problems after having multi-focal intraocular lenses (IOL) implanted during cataract surgery. Your doctor appears to believe that the changes to your cornea from Lasik surgery would make multifocal IOLs even more problematic.

Prior Lasik does not commonly complicate conventional cataract surgery, however the calculations to determine the correct refractive power of the IOL can be a bit more challenging. See cataracts after Lasik. It can be very helpful if you have your eyeglass prescription (or even old eyeglasses/contact box) from before Lasik, or if your Lasik doctor took the measurments for cataract surgery before Lasik. Inform your cataract surgeon who did your Lasik and approve release of your Lasik information to help your cataract doctor with those calculations.
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