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.
No. There is no evidence that having laser eye surgery affects the future development of cataracts.
Yes. Yes, it may slightly due to the trauma, inflammation, and medicated drops from a laser procedure. This is uncommon though.
No. No convincing evidence that lasik or prk leads to the premature development of cataracts. The procedure are relatively new so an effect may arise but aging and sun exposure seem to the be primary causes.

Related Questions

Will laser eye surgery cause or increase the likelihood cataracts?

No effect. There is no known relationship between lasik or prk and cataract formation.
It may. Depends on what the laser is being used for. Laser may cause cataracts.
None. Cataracts are a normal part of aging. 1 out of 10 people are diagnosed with cataracts.
No. Laser eye surgery does not cause of increase the likelihood of cataracts forming. Cataract surgery can be safely done on patients who have had laser eye surgery. The calculation of the correct lens implant to be used during cataract surgery can be more difficult in patients who have had laser eye surgery.

Can laser eye surgery help me if cataracts?

Usually not. If patients desire laser vision correction surgery, cataracts should be ruled out first. If the cataract is the cause of poor vision, surgery for the cataract will usually correct it. Vision correction for astigmatism and presbyopia can be done at the same time if desired.
New technology. Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery is now available at some centers at a cost to help make incisions and to carve the lens into small pieces for removal.
YES. But most likely is not indicated. If you have problems due to the cataracts, the cataracts need to be fixed. A laser may only be a temporary fix.
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.
No. A cataract is a loss of clarity of the lens of the eye. It is treated by removing the lens. Although we can use a laser to help remove the cataract (femto-laser assisted cataract surgery), this is an entirely different laser than the one used to correct your prescription in performing laser eye surgery. The presence of a cataract normally disqualifies a person for laser eye surgery.

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

Maybe. If your vision corrects to 20/20 or better and the cataract is early, lasik may be appropriate. If thecataract is significant, you should consider cataract surgery and eliminate your prescription in this way.
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.

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.

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.
2-4 weeks. If you are a soft lens wearer, most require that you refrain from contacts for 2 weeks. If you are a hard lens wearer (or gas permeable) then most require 4 weeks prior to surgery. You might be required to have a re-measure of the eye surface after this interval to get the best result.

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.

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

Free screening. Most laser center provide free screening for laser eye surgery. If you wish, you can get evaluated at my laser center by calling 806-788-1000. Our center is located in lubbock, tx.
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.

If I get laser eye surgery will I ever need to wear glasses again?

Yes. You may have a change in the vision after surgery (some time delay for this) called regression which can reproduce some of the original need for eyeglasses. When you are past age 40, you will definitely need reading glasses which is age related and not due to failure of the lasik.