Can you have cataract surgery if you have had laser eye surgery?

Can you have cataract surgery after laser surgery?

Can you have Cataract surgery after LASIK? The answer is quite simply: yes, you can. While LASIK treats the cornea, cataract surgery treats and replaces the lens within the eye.

Is cataract surgery difficult after LASIK?

Post-LASIK Challenges

A history of refractive surgery makes it challenging for cataract surgeons to reach the refractive target. Measuring corneal power is more difficult in these patients than in previously unoperated eyes, which makes calculating the power of the IOL more complex.

Can you have lens replacement surgery after laser?

Yes, you can have lens replacement surgery if you have previously had laser eye surgery. While laser eye surgery treats the cornea, lens replacement surgery involves replacing the natural lens inside the eye. By booking in for a free consultation we can check your suitability for treatment.

Can you have cataract surgery twice on the same eye?

During cataract surgery, the natural cataract-affected lens is removed entirely and replaced with an artificial lens. So, it is actually impossible to get another cataract.

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How long after cataract surgery can you have YAG laser?

Surgeons say to hold off on a posterior YAG capsulotomy for about three months postop just in case a lens exchange is warranted.

Does LASIK increase cataract?

No, LASIK does not cause cataracts. Cataracts can be treated for a person who has had LASIK in the past. If a patient currently has cataracts that are affecting vision, then LASIK is not recommended, and the patient should have cataract surgery instead.

Can LASIK be done twice?

There is no magic number but really no one needs a repeat lasik procedure more than one or two times. However every time prior to the procedure, pre lasik testing should be done to ensure suitability.

How much does laser cataract surgery cost?

Laser Eye Surgery Costs

Treatment Cost range (per eye)
LASIK $3,000 – $3,350
SMILE® $3,650
ICL $4,700 – $6,200
Cataracts $4,600 – $6,000

Does eye laser surgery last forever?

Lasik is a laser based surgery in which cornea is reshaped with the help of laser. The change of curvature of the cornea helps in reducing the eye power. In majority of people after Lasik the effect is permanent.

Can you get cataracts after lens replacement?

Since your lens is replaced with an IOL (which is not made out of organic tissue), cataracts will not grow back. A sizeable percentage of cataract surgery patients may experience a “secondary” cataract.

Can you have cataract surgery without lens replacement?

During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is removed, and a clear artificial lens is usually implanted. In some cases, however, a cataract may be removed without implanting an artificial lens.

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