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Will laser eye surgery cause or increase the likelihood cataracts?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No effect

There is no known relationship between lasik or prk and cataract formation.

In brief: No effect

There is no known relationship between lasik or prk and cataract formation.
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Cataracts are a normal part of aging.
1 out of 10 people are diagnosed with cataracts.

In brief: None

Cataracts are a normal part of aging.
1 out of 10 people are diagnosed with cataracts.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It may

Depends on what the laser is being used for. Laser may cause cataracts.

In brief: It may

Depends on what the laser is being used for. Laser may cause cataracts.
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Dr. Richard Witlin
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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