DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that I can't have cataract surgery because I once had LASIK? I'm only 57 and am worried about losing my eyesight. ANSWER: No, that's not true. Successful cataract surgery is possible for most people who have had laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK surgery) or other types of refractive surgery that reshape the cornea to correct vision…-- Sanjay Patel, M.D., Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Chicago Tribune, 1/3/2012