Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

Myopia is usually caused by the eye being longer than average, the cornea being steeper than average, or both.
Cataracts develop in everyone eventually. During surgery, the doctor replaces the catarac with an intraocular lens implant. This lens has the capacity to permanently correct myopia (much like a contact lens does), and definitely cures cataracts.

In brief: Usually

Myopia is usually caused by the eye being longer than average, the cornea being steeper than average, or both.
Cataracts develop in everyone eventually. During surgery, the doctor replaces the catarac with an intraocular lens implant. This lens has the capacity to permanently correct myopia (much like a contact lens does), and definitely cures cataracts.
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Cataract surgery with intraocular lenses can permanently treat most forms of myopia.
There are some people with excessive myopia that continue to progress even with a lens implant although this is rare.

In brief: Yes

Cataract surgery with intraocular lenses can permanently treat most forms of myopia.
There are some people with excessive myopia that continue to progress even with a lens implant although this is rare.
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Practically speaking

Because the eye is living tissue, changes are always possible.
Cataracts are permanently removed from the eye so they do not return. A clouding of the lens capsule may occur after the removal, causing a "secondary cataract" but generally can be treated with an in-office laser. Myopia prescriptions can be greatly reduced or eliminated with lens implants. Eye health risk factors of myopia remain.

In brief: Practically speaking

Because the eye is living tissue, changes are always possible.
Cataracts are permanently removed from the eye so they do not return. A clouding of the lens capsule may occur after the removal, causing a "secondary cataract" but generally can be treated with an in-office laser. Myopia prescriptions can be greatly reduced or eliminated with lens implants. Eye health risk factors of myopia remain.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Not a total cure

When a lens is no longer clear, it can be replaced by a lens implant, so it is a cure for a cataract.
A natural lens can change its power to focus on objects at different distances. However, the lens implant is plastic and only has one power (not adjustable inside the eyeball), so it is sort of a partial cure for one's myopia.

In brief: Not a total cure

When a lens is no longer clear, it can be replaced by a lens implant, so it is a cure for a cataract.
A natural lens can change its power to focus on objects at different distances. However, the lens implant is plastic and only has one power (not adjustable inside the eyeball), so it is sort of a partial cure for one's myopia.
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Dr. Douglas Liva
A monofocal implant cures myopia not presbyopia.
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