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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Different eye Rx: Anisometropia refers to a difference in the measurement of the need for eyeglasses between the two eyes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Pupil vs focus: Anisocoria is a difference in pupil size and anisometropia is a difference in the focusing power of the two eyes. Anisocoria can sometimes lead to an ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Fagman
47 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts/surgery: Anisometropia is caused by large differences in refractive error (such as nearsightedness ) between eyes. This effect occurs with glasses, but not wit ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually not: It is a fairly uncommon, and randomly occurring problem.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
See below: Anisometropia refers to a significant difference in the prescription of the two eyes. A large difference between the two can lead to problems using th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends : Anisometropia occurs when the basic dioptric power (lens power) of each eye differs by more than 5 units. This creates two images too different in si ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. T Jeff Russell
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Balance the eyes: Anisometropia is defined as a refractive difference between two eyes. The amount of difference determines whether a person is symptomatic and whether ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Hereditary?: Anisometropia can be hereditary in some cases but often does not have a related family history.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. T Jeff Russell
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The only permanent way to correct it is with surgery. Refractive surgery - lasik, prk, intraocular lenses following cataract surgery - can correct it ... Read More
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