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If you are short sighted (myopic) and have developed early cataract, then the best remedy would be undergo cataract surgery with the appropriate intraocular lens
(IOL) which can rectify both the problems. If there is any associated astigmatism then it can be taken care of by either going for toric IOL( better option) or with limbal relaxing incisions
. I guess it may not be necessary for you to undergo laser correction for the myopia
in that case. Your surgeon is right that it would be a futile exercise to go ahead with laser treatment of the myopia (lasik
) when there is presence of early cataract. The best option would be to go for cataract surgery with the appropriate IOL.
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