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I'm 61 years old - am I too old for laser eye surgery?

Published on 29th April 2012

At 61, you are NOT too old for laser eye surgery. However, one thing to consider is that, the older you are, the higher the chances are of you developing cataract.

A cataract is when the natural lens inside your eye becomes cloudy and your vision will diminish because of it.

It is certainly worth coming along for a consultation to determine your suitability as this performed by the doctor and he will be able to thoroughly examine your eyes and tell you if there any early changes to your natural lenses.


All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.