Question: I have mild cataracts and use reading glasses and need distance vision correction. I need help as vision is important to my job and in general of course. Will LASIK surgery help me?
Answer: LASIK for anyone with cataracts is not a great idea. You do not state your age or the type and degree of distance vision correction you require, nor the type of job you do so it is a bit difficult to share much information. In general, although monovision LASIK might be helpful to offer some simultaneous correction of far and near vision, without knowing your occupation and the distance correction it is not probable that you are a LASIK candidate. Depending on these factors it is possible that lens replacement surgery with a multifocal or accommodating lens implant might be helpful-but AGAIN the only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with a LASIK surgeon who is also a Cataract surgeon and see what they recommend for you.
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