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

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.
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.

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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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Do people get lasik laser eye surgery on only 1 eye?

Yes. Sometimes people only have a significant refractive problem in one of their eyes. Its ok to only do the one eye. Read more...
Yes. Lasik surgery is routinely done for mono vision in older than 42 year olds. It is also done on kids with resistant amblyopia and high refractive errors (often excessive farsightedness in the lazy eye). Also in people of any age that may have glasses & cl intolerable anisometropia. Your eye md can explain if you are a candidate. Read more...

Is there a difference between lasik and laser eye surgery?

Yes. Laser vision correction can be accomplished one of two ways; either lasik where a flap or lid is created prior to the actual laser treatment to "reshape" the cornea or surface ablation also known as prk without a flap or lid where the epithelium is removed followed by the actual laser treatment to reshape the cornea. Read more...
LASIK. Lasik is one form of laser vision correction. The other main form of laser treatment is prk. Read more...
Yes. The difference is that lasik is a type of laser eye surgery. Lasik refers to lasers to correct vision by reshaping the cornea. There are many other laser eye surgeries, such as for diabetic eye problems, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. Read more...
Yes. As i mentioned before there are over 20 ways of performing laser vision corrective techniques among close to 40 vision corrective procedures to help people see without glasses and contact lenses. The term laser eye surgery includes lasik as one among them. All laser vision surgeries re-shape the cornea to help correct the refractive error. Lasik in particular involves making a flap. Read more...

What is the difference between lasik surgery and laser eye surgery?

LASIK is laser surge. Lasik is one form of laser eye surgery where a protective flap is made in the cornea (with blade or laser). This is followed by another laser being used to reshape the cornea. The protective flap is then put back in place. Lasers are used in many other forms of eye surgery to treat medical conditions (glaucoma, retina, cataract.....). Thanks. Read more...

I am thinking of lasik laser eye surgery. What should I know about it?

LASIK surgery. Lasik surgery is an effective procedure for reducing or eliminating your need for glasses. You should consult with an experienced doctor who is involved with lasik to determine whether or not you are a candidate. You should also learn about the risks of the surgery as well as the potential benefits of the surgery in your particular case. Best of luck! Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What do you think about laser eye surgery - epi-lasik?

Epi-LASIK . Epi-lasik is essentially surface laser treatment with an epithelial flap. It is very safe and effective as long as you are an appropriate laser candidate. You should see a cornea specialist for an evaluation. Read more...
Epilasek epilasik. I am the #1 epilasek or epilasik surgeon in the ne us, so I am a bit biased. That said, epilasek is the most modern, safest form of refractive surgery available today. I have performed every type of surgery available, and progressed from rk->prk->lasik->intralase->lasek-> epilasek epilasek is safer than lasik and painless unlike prk. It combines the best of both procedures. Read more...
Good . My philosophy always is to design the surgery to the patient not the patient to the surgery. There are over 28 ways of performing laser vision surgery of which lasik epi lasik prk are a few. If epi lasik is what your corneal refractive surgeon suggested for you then that is the right choice for you. Read more...

Will laser eye surgery cause or increase the likelihood cataracts?

No effect. There is no known relationship between lasik or prk and cataract formation. Read more...
It may. Depends on what the laser is being used for. Laser may cause cataracts. Read more...
None. Cataracts are a normal part of aging. 1 out of 10 people are diagnosed with cataracts. Read more...
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. Read more...