Is it possible to have cataract surgery that also corrects myopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism after LASIK?
I had LASIK monovision surgery 10 years ago, and now have cataracts, myopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism.
Absolutely! The beauty of modern cataract surgery is that with new lens technology, and advanced IOL-calculation formulae, we are more precise and accurate in arriving at our desired refractive end-point, especially for patients with previous refractive surgery.
This means that post-cataract correction of myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia is more precise than it has ever been in the history of medicine.
For most patients in your situation, especially if you were comfortable with your previous monovision state, would be to return them to a similar monovision state that will allow them excellent near, intermediate and functional near vision.
Do discuss your treatment options with your ophthalmologist, and best of luck with your cataract surgery!