What are the long term effects of laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery creates permanent changes in the cornea (clear front structure of the eye).
Sometimes, with the passage of time, myopia (short-sightedness) may return to a small degree. This can often be corrected with a small enhancement procedure.
Over time, natural changes in the lens inside the eye mean that most of us will require reading glasses around the age of 40 years or so, regardless of previous laser eye surgery. The changes in the lens can also alter distance vision as well.
Other ageing changes that can occur include cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma. These changes are independent of previous laser vision surgery. Likewise the presence of previous laser vision surgery does not preclude treatment of these conditions.
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