The big benefit of refractive cataract surgery is that it\u2019s a wonderful opportunity to restore the normal optics of the eye. It restores the clarity that has begun to be affected by a cataract forming within the eye. The big benefit of lifestyle cataract surgery is that once it\u2019s performed, the vision tends to remain very stable, so when you get a good result from cataract surgery, and you get your distance vision back, and you get the near vision back, you tend to keep that. It tends to remain fairly stable for the long term.The main disadvantage of cataract surgery is that it\u2019s not as precise as laser surgery. It would be a mistake to go ahead with laser surgery if you had a cataract because it\u2019s likely that the cataract would interfere with the visual results you could achieve after laser refractive surgery. It may be necessary in some cases after cataract surgery in about 10 to 15% of people to do some laser surgery as a second step to fine-tune the focus to achieve excellent vision without spectacles.