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I would like to know if a piggyback lens surgery over my cataract implant would be an alternative to LASIK to correct an underpowered implant from 10 years ago.

This is certainly a possibility depending on how the first surgery was done. Your surgeon should be able to tell if there is room to place the piggyback lens but may have to perform a vitrectomy or removal of the gel in the back of the eye prior to the implantation of the lens.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Eye Surgery, Cataracts

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Answered: Jul 02, 2013

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