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The need for cataract surgery in patients with previous LASIK procedures

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First Author: E.Patsoura GREECE

Co Author(s):    S. Georgaras                    

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To assess if patients with previous lasik refractive surgery undergo cataract surgery at an earlier age compared to patients without


OPHTHALMOS Research & Therapeutic Institute, Athens, Greece YGEIA Hospital, Athens, Greece


Retrospective study including 54 eyes of 36 patients with previous corneal refractive surgery (group 1) and 122 eyes of 76 patients (control group- group 2) that underwent cataract surgery between 2014-2016. Data was collected on age at the time of refractive surgery, timing and age at cataract surgery, best corrected visual acuity prior to cataract surgery, axial length and gender.


Patients with previous LASIK procedure underwent cataract surgery at an earlier age compared with controls (p<0,05). patients with longer axial length underwent cataract surgery at a younger age. Male gender was not associated with early cataract surgery.


Patients with previous LASIK undergo cataract surgery at a younger age compared to the general population. Several factors may contribute to this that have to be assessed in prospective randomized trials.

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