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Lasik surgery and cataract surgery

Long term implications

Jimmy K. Lee, MD, Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Sections, Yale Eye Center, discusses lasik surgery and long-term data showing prior lasik eye surgery affects measurements following cataract surgery.

Summary:
Lasik surgery can affect the measurements taken when putting in implants during cataract surgery, therefore it is important that these measurements are taken prior to lasik surgery in anticipation of future cataract surgery.

References and Resources
Llovet F, Galal A, Benitez-del-Castillo JM, Ortega J, Martin C, Baviera J. One-year results of excimer laser in situ keratomileusis for hyperopia. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Jul;35(7):1156-65.
Kamiya K, Shimizu K, Ohmoto F. Comparison of the Changes in Corneal Biomechanical Properties After Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser In Situ Keratomileusis. Cornea. 2009 Jul 1.

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