Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Cataract?

The patients who present to the clinic with very, very early cataract may still be candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. Cataracts affects vision in two ways. It can have a direct influence on the actual vision by obstructing light flow into the eye and therefore grading the actual image the patient sees, or it can cause subtle changes in the quality of the vision. Colours may not be as bright and night vision glare may be slightly more prominent. Patients whose cataract is not affecting the vision may still be candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. All patients should be made aware that cataracts are progressive and that indeed in the future they would most likely go on to have cataract surgery at a later stage.

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Laser eye treatment does not correct this problem, however, you can still have Laser Eye Surgery if you have a cataract.

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