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i have optical neuritis in one eye. it is very blurry and the color is gone. will lasik surgery fix this?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
NO: Optic neurits is a disease involves optic nerve which is in the back of the eye. Lasik surgery is done in the front of the eye on the cornea. Lasik is to correct refractive error(to replace glasses or contacts) in healthy eyes.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
No: Lasik will only correct a need for prescription correction, so it is necessary to know why the vision is blurry. If the neuritis causes the blurriness, lasik will not fix that, nor the color deficiency.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Optic neuritis: Once the episode of optic neuritis resolves, any remaing decreased vision or color abnormality is permanent and can not be corrected with lasik.

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