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Will laser eye surgery increase the likelihood of the development of cataracts?

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Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: No convincing evidence that lasik or prk leads to the premature development of cataracts. The procedure are relatively new so an effect may arise but aging and sun exposure seem to the be primary causes.
Answered on Oct 6, 2011

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