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optromist told him that if a person has had RK and/or Lazik surgery

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A friend of mine said an optromist told him that if a person has had RK and/or Lazik surgery, they cannot have cateract surgery. I have had both. I have never heard that from anybody else. Is there any truth to it?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question. No, there is no truth to that. I have done plenty of cataract surgeries on persons who have had RK and/or LASIK before. The calculations regarding what power of lens-implant to insert in the patient's eye after the cataract is removed can sometimes be a bit more complicated than they would had they not had corneal refractive surgery prior, but this is not a contraindication to having cataract surgery by any means.

 

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