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can you get lasik surgery if you have an amblyopic eye?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad commented
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Lasik will not fix your amblyopic eye. It will see about the same as it does now with glasses. You may consider having Lasik in only your "good" eye.
Dec 11, 2012
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes, but: Lasik will not make this eye see better than it could with glasses or a contact lens.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there any point in lasik surgery for an amblyopic eye?

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Dr. William Fagman
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.

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