Cataract Surgery After Refractive Surgery

Ravi H. Patel, MD; Carol L. Karp, MD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD; Guillermo Amescua, MD; Anat Galor, MD, MSPH


Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2016;56(2):171-182. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


With the rise in popularity of refractive surgery, there is an increasing number of patients with a history of laser vision correction that need cataract surgery. This population presents unique challenges to the cataract surgeon due to high expectations for excellent visual outcomes and spectacle independence and the difficulty of intraocular lens (IOL) power prediction. This chapter will discuss sources of error in IOL power determination in patients with a history of refractive surgery as well as new methods developed to improve accuracy.