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

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

However laser inside the eye such as an lpi or yag laser that hits the lens can increase the likelihood of earlier cataracts.

In brief: No

However laser inside the eye such as an lpi or yag laser that hits the lens can increase the likelihood of earlier cataracts.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Witlin
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: No

There is no evidence that having laser eye surgery affects the future development of cataracts

In brief: No

There is no evidence that having laser eye surgery affects the future development of cataracts
Dr. Richard Witlin
Dr. Richard Witlin
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Yes, it may slightly due to the trauma, inflammation, and medicated drops from a laser procedure.
This is uncommon though.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it may slightly due to the trauma, inflammation, and medicated drops from a laser procedure.
This is uncommon though.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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