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Can You Become Blind From Strabismus Surgery
Unlikely: Strabismus surgery works on structures out side of the eyeball & as such will not enter the visual pathway. A group of muscles attach to the eyeball & line up the eyes for proper vision. The surgery can shorten one or more of these muscles to re-allign the eyeball. I suppose we could all go blind the day we had a tooth filled, but having the tooth filled would not necessarily be the cause. ...Read more
Not likely, but...: Depends on how myopic you are, but anyone over -6.00 is considered pathologically myopic. You should get yearly exams as retina does become stretched, rarely causing retinal tears or other problems. Most people who are very myopic usually never go blind--you still need to be checked out though, just in case...go see your ophthalmologist for a dilated exam. ...Read more
If you're born blind can it be possible to gain eyesight from a person who has donated their eyes?
Unlikely: Most blindness at birth is from gross malformation of the eyes, serious defects in the nerve supply and major inherited issues. Eye donation is useful only to corrected corneal opacities and a few infants are born with only this problem but the others problems are much more common. Check with your pediatric ophthalmologist for the best forward pathway. ...Read more
Can astigmatism get worse from being corrected successfully with glasses to being told to need laser surgery?
No: Contact lenses can improve the vision by providing the proper correction but if an eye is lazy (lowered vision termed amblyopia), then the lens can only improve it as much as possible but if the eye wants to drift out of position, it will despite the contact lens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: It is possible, but there are many factors that can affect the results.Depending on the type and duration of detachment, and the surgical outcomes, it is possible to come away with 20/20 vision. Without knowing specific details of the case, it is difficult to comment further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strabismus: Yes. Some people with strabismus have double vision and reduced stereo vision (depth perception). Many people with strabismus see very well-- they do not have double vision and their eyes work together well. It is simply a matter of degree, since the brain can compensate for small amounts of strabismus. See you local eye doctor if you are having double vision or trouble focusing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not: Think such lenses are necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will tube shunt eye surgery restore my vision? Glaucoma has caused my vision to deteriorate, and I have been advised to undergo tube shunt eye surgery. Will the surgery make me be able to see perfectly again?
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