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Can you get both Lasik and cataracts surgery at the same time or do they need to heal separately first?

There is really no situation where you might need to have LASIK and cataract surgery performed at the same time. While it comes as a surprise to many, our eyes each have TWO focusing elements: 1) the "crystalline" (natural) lens, sitting right behind the pupil and 2) the...

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Does presbyopia ever develop years after cataract surgery?

No. Presbyopia is a problem with near vision caused by the age-related hardening of the natural lens of the eye such that the surrounding muscle can no longer easily squeeze it into a different shape for focusing up close. When this hardening gets more advanced, the lens...

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Are there any risks associated with Lasik surgery for people who have chronic dry eyes?

Are there any risks associated with Lasik surgery for people who have chronic dry eyes? Are there any alternatives to this procedure for people who have dry eyes and cannot tolerate drops constantly every time they wake up? There is not much to add to Dr. Wilkinson's...

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How many times can you have Lasik done?

You should rarely ever need more than one LASIK experience per eye. While it is possible (and sometimes necessary) to perform an "enhancement" or a second laser treatment to correct any residual refractive error (focusing problem), this should be quite a low percentage of...

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What causes this condition called “nearsighted” vision?

Nearsightedness=shortsightedness=myopia.These terms refer to a "refractive error" or focusing problem, where you can see up close without glasses to help, but not far away.It is typically caused by an eyeball growing to a bigger diameter than normal. The front focusing parts...

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Does LASIK Cause Dry Eye?

Does LASIK surgery cause dry eyes? If so, will they go away eventually? LASIK, like all procedures performed on the cornea (PRK, SMILE, and more) definitely causes at least a temporary decrease in the tear film in all eyes. This is not due to any problem with the lacrimal...

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Does Lasik Cure Presbyopia?

No. LASIK does not cure Presbyopia. LASIK is primarily for myopia (near-sightedness) and to a large extent astigmatism -in other words distance vision problems. Myopic people have their default focal point up close, not out at a distance like normal. LASIK fixes this by...

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Do all Hyperopes with Presbyopia, end up in glasses full time?

It depends on how bad the hyperopia is and your particular vision needs. We see many Delta pilots at the clinic -almost all of them are hyperopic! But they rarely know it and almost never have even heard of hyperopia. Hyperopes have usually never worn glasses or contact...

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