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Is it typical to have a refraction done before laser surgery following cataract surgery. I had a routine eye exam with refraction 3 months ago.

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Need to see result of cataract surgery.
Sometimes refraction can change again after laser surgery.

In brief: Yes

Need to see result of cataract surgery.
Sometimes refraction can change again after laser surgery.
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Dr. Henry Fung
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Routine Pre-Op exam

As with cataract surgery, the same goes for laser treatment that vision must be compromised both subjectively and objectively to be a suitable candidate as well as approved treatment covered by insurance.
To justify necessity for treatment, it is important to refract prior to check visual acuity, and also thereafter to verify that the cause for visual disturbance has been accurately targeted.

In brief: Routine Pre-Op exam

As with cataract surgery, the same goes for laser treatment that vision must be compromised both subjectively and objectively to be a suitable candidate as well as approved treatment covered by insurance.
To justify necessity for treatment, it is important to refract prior to check visual acuity, and also thereafter to verify that the cause for visual disturbance has been accurately targeted.
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