• Is it possible to get a refractive laser surgery to fix distance vision after having an IOL fixed for near and intermediate vision?


    Question:

    Is it possible to get a refractive laser surgery to fix distance vision after having an IOL fixed for near and intermediate vision? By how much will distance vision recover?


    Answer:

    Depending on the amount of refractive error and the health of the cornea, it is possible to correct this eye for distance vision, but you are likely to lose the near and intermediate. There is a trade-off, and you have to decide whether it is worth it to you. Your surgeon should be able to tell you what the likely vision improvement at distance will be.


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