A 40-year-old member asked:
can you get lasik surgery if you have an amblyopic eye?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
LASIK in amblyopia: In most cases, lasik can be considered as long as patient wishes to proceed after informed consent and they are good candidates otherwise.
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes, but: Lasik will not make this eye see better than it could with glasses or a contact lens.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Is there any point in lasik surgery for an amblyopic eye?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
No: In my opinion if a patient has amblyopia they should never be considered a candidate for lasik surgery. In amblyopia the patient has one eye that is generally has decreased vision which is not correctable by glasses or contact lenses. If a complication occurred to the good eye from surgery the vision could be permanently impaired in the good eye.
Last updated Jan 14, 2013
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