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Is a refractive lensectomy a permanent cure for myopia? right now, i wear glasses to improve my distance vision, but i know that refractive lensectomy can cure my eyesight. if i decide to undergo this procedure, is it a permanent solution to my vision pro

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Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
A : A refractive cataract surgery or refractive lensectomy (removal of the natural lens before a cataract develops) can eliminate or greatly reduce myopia or nearsightedness. If there is a further change in the refractive error in the future it will very likely be a small one. It is difficult in medicine to ever promise a patient a permanent soluton, since unusual things can happen.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Refractive lensectomy should eliminate your myopia if your prescription is stable. In high myopia, there is a risk of retinal issues postoperatively which needs to be considered.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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