Cataracts and LASIK
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If you have cataracts, you're likely looking into getting surgery to correct this condition. If you're also interested in getting LASIK for a pre-existing vision condition, cataracts may be your first priority. Fortunately, getting one form of vision correction surgery does not necessarily exclude you from getting another. Moreover, many LASIK surgeons may support you in getting your cataracts correction surgery prior to undergoing any LASIK surgery to correct pre-existing vision conditions.
If you've already had cataracts surgery, most LASIK surgeons are open to considering you for candidacy for LASIK. Of course, this does not apply to all LASIK surgeons, and some may have concerns about performing an additional vision surgery on you. Among the things they are considering is how severe your vision was before the cataracts, how severe your cataracts were, and how you dealt with and responded to the cataracts surgery.
As with anyone who is considering getting LASIK surgery, you'll have to meet with a qualified LASIK surgeon for a consultation to determine your candidacy. He or she will assess your vision problems, and decide whether LASIK is the right next step for you. If you've had recent cataracts surgery, you may hear surgeons asking you to wait a while before you explore LASIK. Regardless, schedule your consultation now to get all your questions about LASIK and your vision issues addressed.