Cataract surgery is a minor surgery in which the blocked lens is replaced with an intraocular lens. LASIK and cataract surgery do not inhibit each other, indicating that cataract surgery after LASIK can be performed safely.
Does LASIK affect future cataract surgery?
So, can you have cataract surgery after LASIK? The answer is yes. And it’s actually likely that you might, since the development of cataracts cannot be prevented by LASIK (or anything else, for that matter). When a cataract is found, cataract surgery should be performed as soon as your vision impacts daily life.
Is cataract surgery more difficult after LASIK?
LASIK DOES NOT make cataract surgery more difficult, or risky. LASIK DOES make the calculation of the correct IOL power less accurate. LASIK CAN be repeated following cataract surgery to fine tune vision.
How much does it cost to get LASIK eye surgery?
How Much Does LASIK for Astigmatism Cost? The average cost of LASIK across the United States is about $4,200, according to the American Refractive Surgery Council.
How many years does LASIK last?
LASIK can last a lifetime, 20 years, or 10 years. The lasting effects of the procedure depend upon multiple factors, including the age of the patient at the time of the procedure and medical conditions that one may develop as one ages that may affect eyesight.
Can you do LASIK twice?
A second procedure is necessary if refractive errors were not corrected during LASIK. If a second procedure has been deemed necessary, another flap will be created. Most surgeons won’t perform a second LASIK procedure unless it’s 5-10 years after LASIK.
What are the disadvantages of Lasik surgery?
Risks. Complications that result in a loss of vision are very rare. But certain side effects of LASIK eye surgery, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual problems such as glare, are fairly common. These usually clear up after a few weeks or months, and very few people consider them to be a long-term problem.
Can you go blind from LASIK?
LASIK surgery itself does not cause blindness, and most cases of LASIK complications are avoidable by following aftercare procedures set forth by your surgeon. If you notice anything out of the ordinary or anything alarming after your LASIK surgery, contact an ophthalmologist immediately.
Can LASIK cause glaucoma?
While it’s rare to develop glaucoma as a result of LASIK, the steroid eye drops you are given following an operation to reduce inflammation may increase eye pressure and thus your chances of developing a reversible increase in pressure while you are on the medication.
Which is the best eye surgery?
LASIK is the best known and most commonly performed. Many articles, including this one, will use the term “LASIK” to refer to all types of laser eye surgery.