Cataract and Myopia

High degree myopia is often associated to premature cataract.

The appearance or worsening of myopia in advanced age, is usually a sign that cataract is developing.

Cataract surgery can correct myopia via the implant of an intraocular lens with the appropriate strenght. Cataract surgery can also correct myopia and astigmatism.

In case of high degree myopia, cataract surgery requires specific precautions:

  • it is best to avoid peribulbar anesthesia for major risks in case of high degree myopia
  • the intraocular lens has to be carefully measured
  • Retina has to be carefully checked before and after surgery, to avoid major risks in case of high degree myopia. Failing to take all necessary precautions, can result in an increased risk of retina detachment after cataract surgery.

Andrea Monitto, Siracusa (Carlentini)

Votazione: Eccellente
I had 5 diopters of astigmatism in one eye and 3 diopters in the other eye when I decided to get FemtoLASIK (Over a year ago).

During the operation, the difficult part was to stare at a white light. Surgery was succes... Keep on reading this reviewsful and my vision has significantly improved the day after. Finally freedom from glasses!

I had a sensation of sand in the eye the day of surgery but from the next day no more discomfort: I was impressed!

I recommend this surgery to those who want to get rid of glasses like me.