I have been implanting multi-focal IOLs in LASIK
patients who develop cataracts for years. I also find the results to be excellent. These patients are able to both read and drive without the need for glasses or contact lenses. I do caution these patients that there is a good chance that their LASIk will need to be fine tuned following the cataract surgery. I generally will preform a LASIK enhancement 1 month after the cataract surgery, once the refraction is stable.
I have actually preformed LASIK on both my parents 8 years ago. They both went on to develop cataracts. I was able to preform cataract surgery and implant a ReStor IOL in my mom last year. She had a LASIK enhancement 1 month later. My dad underwent his cataract surgery with ReStor implantation last month, He does not need an enhancement.
I am please to report that both my parents are able to both read and drive without the need for glasses. Their vision is now 20/25 at both distance and near. Needless to say, their friends are jealous, and they are both still talking to me!!
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