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Anonymous asked in HealthOptical · 2 months ago

Laser treatment after cataracts!?

Can you get laser treatment to improve your vision even more after you have cataract surgery?

Or does it not work because you have artificial lenses in your eyes?  Is it just that my grandfather does not want to be reliant on glasses all the time.

6 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Laser eye surgery works by reshaping the cornea. 

    It does not affect the lens of the eye. 

    So in theory, your gramps may be able to have laser eye surgery. 

    In reality the scarring of the cornea left over from the surgical incision made during cataract surgery may make him an unsuitable candidate for any form of laser eye surgery. The results are also never guaranteed: he could have surgery and find that he still needs glasses, but not as strong a prescription as before.

  • 2 months ago

    I'm a little late to answer here. If your grandfather has not had cataract surgery yet, his best solution is to have it done in such a way that he does not need glasses. There are actually better options to eliminate the need for glasses through cataract surgery that there are through laser surgery like LASIK.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not necessary.  The optician does not clear the lens anymore. A plastic artificial lens replaces it. There are usually an option of three lens for the replacement of the nature's cloudy lens.

    The choices are to be near sighted, far sighted, or neutral.

  • 2 months ago

    Lasik surgery typically corrects nearsightedness. Your grandfather's problem is likely to be farsightedness. Is he wearing glasses to read? I don't think laser surgery will correct that. But whoever does the surgery in your area will be able to advise him. They don't charge for that. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    ask that at the consultation

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You'll have to ask your optician about the details.  However, be warned that laser treatments can potentially make you unable to enjoy 3-D movies afterwards.  

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