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

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

No: However laser inside the eye such as an lpi or yag laser that hits the lens can increase the likelihood of earlier cataracts. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Can laser eye surgery help me if cataracts?

No: If you are talking about the usual lasik eye surgery then it will not help you. Although today, many surgeons are advanced and use laser cataract surgery, in which the procedure is more precise. ...Read more

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If you have the start of a cataract can laser eye surgery lasik help?

If you have the start of a cataract can laser eye surgery lasik help?

No: If there is a significant cataract, which is inside the eye, then cataract removal is the procedure needed. Many times this will correct the vision to a point where glasses may not be needed after. Lasik is an external treatment that will not treat a cataract but help reduce the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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What are expert opinions on the increase of laser eye surgery in recent years?

What are expert opinions on the increase of laser eye surgery in recent years?

More specific: We use lasers to perform lots of different surgeries in ophthalmology, everything from glaucoma to cataract, diabetes, and perhaps most well known to treat refractive error (glasses) which i assume is what you are referring to. My observation is that the rate of laser lasik eye surgery is not significantly increasing in recent years. ...Read more

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How much will laser eye surgery cost?

How much will laser eye surgery cost?

Depends: Surgeons may charge anywhere fro $800 per eye to $4000 per eye depending on your local market and the surgeon. Look for an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read more

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What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

Get a consult: There are many reasons you may need glasses at this point in time. If it is related to regression of your original surgery, or if your prescription has just changed over time, it is often possible to enhance your original surgery. I would go back to your original surgeon for a consult to explore your options ...Read more

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How to know if I am eligible for laser eye surgery (lasik)?

See a surgeon: Lasik surgeons usually offer free evaluations to determine if you can have surgery. In general, you must be over 18, with stable eyes, and good overall eye health. More info at http://www2020vision.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more