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NFT: Traditional Cataract Surgery vs. Laser-Assisted Cataract Sur

Big Al : 7/9/2019 12:30 pm
Any thoughts?
Ask your eye doctor  
superspynyg : 7/9/2019 12:46 pm : link
Would be my advice
I had the traditional  
since1925 : 7/9/2019 12:48 pm : link
And it was life changing for the better. I just figured they had more experience with the traditional and therefore was more reliable.
Specialist  
Big Al : 7/9/2019 1:23 pm : link
recommends laser but there is a profit motive there. Just wondering if anyone has experience there with their results from both types and is the laser worth the extra expense.
Just Had Traditional Done  
Samiam : 7/9/2019 2:47 pm : link
I talked to my ophthalmologist who I like and trusted and she recommended the traditional. Everything went fine. That's the first conversation you should have. The second would be if you want to deal with reading glasses or not after the surgery. The 3rd would be if you're on Medicare or not.
Here’s some info  
JBunch33 : 7/9/2019 3:26 pm : link
From the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Link - ( New Window )
Funny that I saw this thread  
Jints in Carolina : 7/10/2019 7:59 am : link
I was told I need cataract surgery in the next 6 months.
I had the laser  
Dirt1 : 7/10/2019 10:37 am : link
done about 2 years ago. I had previous retina detachment surgeries in that eye so it may have been more of an issue for me. Insurance only covered the traditional method, so I had to pay all additional charges. Keep that in mind, depending on your insurance coverage. Good luck.
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