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I had radial keratotomy surgery in 1987 with 16 cuts in each eye. When the time comes, can cataracts be removed?

Yes. However, a major potential problem is the estimation of the power of the intraocular lens that is to be implanted. The surgical scars in the cornea can make this relatively difficult, and this should be discussed with the surgeon.

Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD  Dr. Charles P. Wilkinson

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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