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How safe is the newer laser eye surgery, the permanent lens

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How safe is the newer laser eye surgery, the permanent lens implant...
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 7 years ago.



The surgeries you are speaking of is not laser surgery. One is where you just insert an implant into the eye to eliminate the focusing problem. The other is where you remove the lens (before it becomes a cataract) and replace it with an implant. I think both surgeries will eventually replace any laser surgeries we have now. However, they have much higher risks than LASIK. LASIK does not go into the eye; these surgeries do and that is why they are riskier.

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