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A 22-year-old male asked:

is this is posible to have laser surjery after cataract surgery .

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Absolutely: We frequently do lasik after cataract surgery to improve vision without glasses.
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Laser vision correction can be done after cataract surgery, but it is not usually necessary. Modern cataract surgery can correct most of a person's distance prescription. Sometimes, the patient needs or wants the prescription "touched up" with laser surgery to reduce even further their need for glasses.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Sometimes you need a yag laser after cataract surgery to reduce posterior capsule opacification and clear up vision (besides the other laser lasik to help with correcting residual refractive error).
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Lasik or prk can be done to reduce need for glasses after cataract surgery. Other types of laser surgery can also be done. Nearly 50% of patients have a yag laser capsulotomy to remove lens cells from the lens implant after cataract surgery. Diabetic patients often get treated with a green laser for diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery. Glaucoma patients may get an slt laser after healing.

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