Patients who undergo cataract surgery may experience refractive errors after the procedure. These refractive errors may include:
- Farsightedness, or hyperopia
- Nearsightedness, or myopia
These errors are typically not due to a problem with the new implanted lens, but are instead caused by irregularities in the cornea. Post-cataract surgery patients have the option of undergoing LASIK vision correction to eliminate the need to wear glasses. LASIK is able to reshape the cornea so the eye is able to focus light sharply. LASIK will not affect the results of a patients’ previous cataract surgery.