Laser Eye Surgery/LASIK vs cataract surgery

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I had a recent LASIK consultation, and I was told that I had a cataract in my right eye.  I have opted to have the cataract removed and have a toric IOL lens put in.  The doctor told me that I could have LASIK performed on my left eye, or I could have cataract surgety done on it also, despite the fact that I have no cataract in the left.  Does this sound wise, and why would one opt to have cataract surgery performed on an eye with no cataracts?

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Dr Mannu C Rajnani
Dr Mannu C Rajnani  

Dr Mannu C Rajnani
Dr Mannu C Rajnani  
Dear MICHAEL

tHANK YOU for the enquiry

Since you have been told you have cataract in right eye what i do is implant the intraocular lens as you rightly said and your right eye will become near zero and since you had gone for lasik consultation obviously you have higher power in left eye for which you are planning to do lasik and since right eye once operated will be near zero and high power in left eye will NOT get balanced so you have 2 options one is lasik now and cataract later and also since you have developed cataract in right eye you will develop cataract in left eye also sooner so instead of doing 2 surgeries what i do is remove cataract or so called early cataract or clear lens extraction so that both your eyes balance well

if you any further questions please revert back to me on my email address at "manulasereye@gmail.com"
thanking you
Dr Mannu C Rajnani
Dr Mannu Laser Eye Surgeries
1st Floor Sarasati Society, Plot 433, TPS 3,
15th Road, Khar(West), Mumbai 400052.INDIA
Tel: 91-22-26006801-26004467 & 26007828
reply          mannulasereye@gmail.com  

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Dr Mannu C Rajnani

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I am a Laser Eye Surgeon specializing in LASIK-Excimer Laser to remove glasses permanently, Phacoemulsification-No stitch surgery to remove Cataract and insertion of Intraocular Lens, Glaucoma, Squint Surgeries, Laser for retina for hypertension and diabetes

Experience

Practicing since more than 27 years now and conducted thousands of surgeries for LASIK (waveguide), Cataract,Phacoemulsification, Glaucoma and Squint in anterior segment of the eye

Organizations
DR MANNU LASER EYE SURGERIES At 1st Floor Saraswati Society Plot 433 TPS3 Khar(West) Bombay 400052 India,Tel: 91-22-26006801-26004467&26007828 Mobile:91-9821032072 Bombay Ophthalmological Association, Maharashtra Ophthalmology Association All India Ophthalmology Association Glaucoma society of India Eye Trauma association of India

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M.B.B.S, D.O.M.S, , M.S.(Ophthalmology)

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