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Can Amblyopia Be Corrected If I Am 17
Most of the time: Surgery, refractive correction and exercises are the treatments. ...Read more
Hard to say: If your lazy eye (poor vision or lack of vision) has gone on long enough, the strabismus becomes a symptom, rather than the cause, since the eye is not kept on target by the brain. The longer your brain ignores the weaker eye, the more risk vision will never be recovered.At that point surgery is just cosmetic.Review the issue with the eye surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To what degree can a lensectomy correct astigmatism? I have heard that a lensectomy can correct astigmatism. I'm excited about this since my condition rules out laser corrective surgery. Is this an effective treatment for astigmatism? Am i likely to still
Yes and no......: Astigmatism can be caused by both your lens and your cornea. Usually, most of it is caused by your cornea. If you remove your lens you would need to replace it with an aritifical lens, preferably with a toric implant to offset the corneal astigmatism. This is called refractive lens exchange. Lensectomy just removes your lens, which may rarely remove astigmatic lens but leaves you very blurry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will my vision be after lasik surgery? I am severely nearsighted and currently wear glasses that correct my vision to nearly 20/20. I am concerned that laser eye surgery will not be able to restore my vision to that level. Can lasik return my vision
If : If your ophthalmologist feels that you qualify for lasik surgery, then there is a good chance that you will reach the 20/20 level after lasik surgery, as over 90% of patients undergoing lasik reach 20/20 after surgery. However, not everyone qualifies for lasik (especially those patients with high levels of nearsightedness such as over -10.0 d) and not everyone achieves 20/20 vision. My advice would be to have your eyes evaluated and then ask your surgeon to give you an estimate of what your particular chances are for reaching 20/20. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You are already concerned if you asking this question. Talk to your surgeon, if not satisfied seek 2 nd opinion. ...Read more
I am a high uncorrected myope. Corrected: 20/20. If I get cataracts removed, will I have 20/20 if I do not get lasik with cataract surgery?
Depends: Your eyesight corrects to 20/20 which is a good prognostic indicator of good central vision. How you are corrected is important. Do you have astigmatism? Do you wear a special type of contact lens 4 your best 20/20 vision? Cataract vision outcomes are very good. A variety of Intraocular lenses are available to achieve the best uncorrected vision, & yes, sometimes LASIK can enhance the outcome ...Read more
18 or older: Laser vision correction (lasik) is the most common surgery to correct vision. It is approved by the fda for treatment on those who are 18 or over. The reasoning behind this cutoff is that the eye's shape and therefore prescription continue to change until one is about 18. For this reason age and prescription stability are both important prior to having lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can implantable contact lenses be used for severe myopia? I am very nearsighted, and i've been told that laser surgery might not be completely effective because of this. I don't want to undergo surgery if it won't give me 20/20 vision. Would implantable c
If : If you are not a good candidate for lasik, the alternatives are the implantable contact lens or a lensectomy. The latter is essentially a cataract surgery before the eye's natural lens has developed a cataract. Naturally there are pros and cons to these refractive surgeries. While it is impossible to guarantee an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/20 with any refractive surgery, most patients are very pleased with their result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should anew prescription be given to you before cataract surgery? I am having cataract surgery;the optemetrist has examantion my eyes stated i need them removed then he gives me a prescription before surgery. My vision will change, am i correct,
Right now im 20/40 and 20/25 and have a -1.00 and -0.75 correction. I was wondering how many diopters of myopia can still be corrected to 20/20?
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
Exam by eye md: First it is crucial to rule out serious neurological disease that can cause diplopia. If stable , prisms in the glasses are the easiest method. Surgery to the eye muscles can also help. Some exercises like pencil pushups can be useful for intermittent diplopia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?
The : The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely reading glass: If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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