Accomodating intraocular lenses
WARNING: Do not fall for the marketing hype surrounding "multi-focal", "accomodating", or "premium" intraocular lenses.Patients who have previously undergone RK or laser eye surgery may not be happy with their vision with these so-called "premium lenses".The table below shows the age of patients having cataract surgery after LASIK in this study and five previous studies, with a weighted average age of 55.8 years.This is 15.3 years younger than the average age in Group 3 of the entire study population of cataract patients.Moreover, steriod drops routinely prescribed after LASIK may hasten the onset of cataracts.
Cataract surgery outcomes in corneal refractive surgery eyes: Study from the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery. SETTING: Cataract surgery clinics in 18 European countries and Australia. METHODS: Cases of cataract extraction with corneal refractive surgery eyes (corneal refractive cases) were identified from all cataract extractions reported to the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery database over a 5-year period.The majority of LASIK patients in the United States are not aware of the need to obtain their pre-LASIK eye measurement records.Therefore, it is incumbent upon the FDA to include this information in a public health advisory concerning LASIK eye surgery." The FDA never acknowledged receipt of the letter, and has continued to ignore this important public health issue.Importance of receiving a K-card after LASIK A letter with 126 signatures of concerned citizens was sent to the FDA on 11/2/2009 asking the agency to issue a LASIK Public Health Advisory.From the letter: "As stated, LASIK surgery results in miscalculation of lens implant power for future cataract surgery.