Is Lens Replacement With Trifocal Lenses Or Cataract Surgery Possible Following LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery

For those without 20/20 vision, laser eye surgery is a treatment option that will help get rid of the contacts or glasses to enable you to go about life without the restrictions of wearing contacts or glasses. LASIK London is one of the common laser eye surgery, and it gives an excellent result.

Since the introduction of LASIK more than 20 years ago, LASIK has undergone several upgrades due to intensive research. LASIK is now a safe procedure, and people who dreaded the surgery in the past are beginning welcome the idea of undergoing LASIK surgery.

During LASIK, the surgeon uses an ultraviolet laser to reshape the cornea. This helps correct different vision problems like presbyopia, hyperopia, myopia and astigmatism. Although LASIK effectively restores perfect vision, the procedure does not prevent cataracts that make the lens cloudy and harder.

Most patients with cataracts desire to get cataracts surgery but remain sceptical because they have undergone LASIK to correct their vision problem.

Can I undergo cataracts surgery after LASIK?

Yes, you can. The purpose of LASIK is to correct the cornea, while cataracts are for replacement of the eye’s lens, so undergoing one correction does not prevent you from undergoing the other treatment. You can also use trifocal lenses to correct vision problems for different distances.

You can schedule a consultation for cataracts surgery after your previous treatment, and you would be able to undergo surgery if your standard test results are good. Laser cataracts surgery has undergone intensive improvements since its introduction more than 50 years ago. The use of laser for the procedure is a welcome development, which has made the procedure safer and more successful.

Symptoms of cataracts                   

Cataracts have different symptoms but ensure you visit your doctor if you notice any of these warning signs.

  • Poor night vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision (rarely occurs)
  • Yellowing of colours
  • Changing contacts or glasses frequently due to reduction in colour intensity
  • Glare at night

If you are suitable for lens replacement or laser cataracts treatment, the surgeon will determine a suitable intraocular lens (IOL) for you. Monofocal and trifocal lenses are common options, and both improve vision, so you will not need to wear glasses often. You may not even need glasses again, but the problem lies in correctly measuring the lens’s power. You can also by online products to improve your eyesight.

Types of lenses

The conventional method of measuring the lens’s power is suitable when you have not undergone any procedure requiring a laser on the cornea. However, other methods like using sophisticated cornea imaging and calculation formulas are available for measuring the cornea.

  • Monofocal lenses

Monofocal lenses give a point of clear focus. Most times, the distance vision when watching TV or driving, then you will use glasses for activities that need viewing close objects like texting, cooking and reading.

  • Trifocal lenses

Trifocal lenses allow you to see objects at different distances at the same time. They provide distance, intermediate, and near vision, so you would not need glasses. However, it is not suitable for everyone. With advancements in premium high-performance implants, they can correct vision and completely eliminate corrective glasses.

Feel free to consult your eye surgeon if you have undergone LASIK and still need laser eye surgery. After your consultation, you would be certain about your treatment. Our LASIK Eye surgeons at Optimal Vision are available, so contact us now on 020 7183 3725 to schedule a consultation.

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