Is LASIK a cataract?
LASIK surgery does not correct vision loss caused by cataracts. Also, most cataracts worsen over time, requiring cataract surgery. For these reasons, LASIK generally is not recommended for people who have cataracts. But there are some exceptions to this rule.
Is LASIK surgery used to remove cataracts?
LASIK corrects refractive errors by reshaping the cornea of the eye with an excimer laser, but if there is a cataract, LASIK will not correct the blurriness caused by this disorder. “About half of LASIK patients have cataracts of some form,” says Dr. Jason Brinton, MD, specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery.
Is LASIK safer than cataract surgery?
Both methods are extremely successful and safe.” To translate that into simpler terms, on average, the evidence suggests that patients who have laser-assisted cataract surgery tend to see about as well as patients who have traditional cataract surgery. Not significantly better, or worse.
What is another name for cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery, also called lens replacement surgery, is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract, and its replacement with an intraocular lens.
What are the disadvantages of laser cataract surgery?
The major disadvantages of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery are high cost of the laser and the disposables for surgery, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery-specific intraoperative capsular complications, as well as the risk of intraoperative miosis and the learning curve.
What is the best lens replacement for cataract surgery?
If you’re comfortable wearing glasses after cataract surgery, a monofocal lens may be the right choice. If you want to avoid wearing distance glasses after cataract surgery and have astigmatism, a toric lens might be appropriate.
What is the recovery time after cataract surgery?
The recovery time for cataract surgery is short. Any soreness and discomfort should disappear within a couple of days. However, depending on the nature and size of your cataracts, and your physiology and ability and heal, full recovery could take anything from four weeks to six weeks.
Does cataract surgery restore 20/20 Vision?
Vision Quality After Surgery
Most patients can achieve 20/20 vision as long as they have no other conditions. Conditions that can affect the quality of vision after cataract surgery include: Glaucoma. Corneal scarring.
Can you see anything during cataract surgery?
During cataract surgery
You’ll be awake during surgery, but you won’t be able to see what’s happening in your eye.