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Can lasik correct amblyopia?

Can lasik correct amblyopia?

Amblyopia: Amblyopic therapy is specific and if there is a refractive error difference between the two eyes that is responsible for the amblyopia then lasik surgery could be considered depending on the age and other circumstances. If the amblyopia is uncorrected before the age of six, it is usually not correctable. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For more information, ...Read more


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Can lasik correct an amblyopia?

Can lasik correct an amblyopia?

No: There is no surgical procedure that will correct amblyopia. In fact, in my opinion, lasik surgery should never be done in a patient with amblyopia. This advice is from a surgeon who has done thousands of lasik procedures. ...Read more

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I am curious if contact lenses correct my lazy eye will lasik?

Possibly: It is reasonable to expect lasik to deliver the type of vision your contact lenses provide, but it would not make your lazy eye as good as a non-lazy eye. If your vision improves with the contact lens, then lasik may be an option. Of course, a complete exam and testing is necessary prior to any type of correction to determine your candidacy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with amblyopia to have lasik surgery?

Yes: Is it safe? Yes. Will it improve your vision beyond what your glasses do? No. In short, lasik is safe in amblyopic eyes, but it will not cure your amblyopia. Whatever your vision is in your glasses or contact lenses is about what it should be after lasik. ...Read more

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Can lasik eye surgery be done a 17 year old with amblyopia in one eye that previously had eye muscle surgery and then the other eye is just bad vision?

Can lasik eye surgery be done a 17 year old with amblyopia in one eye that previously had eye muscle surgery and then the other eye is just bad vision?

Not yet: Lasik surgery is typically done only on adults when their eyes are stable. This means that early 20's is the age this can be addressed. ...Read more

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Will getting lasik treat my lazy eye?

Will getting lasik treat my lazy eye?

No: Lasik offers the potential to improve vision up to the best that you have gotten with eyeglasses or contacts. A "lazy eye" has lowered vision from childhood and will not be improved by lasik. ...Read more

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Can lasik eye surgery be performed on a lazy eye? How much does it cost?

Can lasik eye surgery be performed on a lazy eye? How much does it cost?

Why bother: If you are an adult who has true lazy eye- otherwise called amblyopia, the brain has decided to turn off most of the visual input from the weak eye. You can do Lasik if you want, but the brain will not turn it back on. You need to consult with several docs before you go down this road. Steer clear of the cheep volume based programs. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye and at the same I have very bad astigmatism in the same eye. Can I get lasik eye surgery on it?

Yes, but: Lasik can only do what glasses or a contact lens can do. If you are happy with the vision with these choices, then lasik may provide similar vision without them. Discuss your options with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

LASIK: Typically yes. The majority of astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery. However, in patients with severe astigmatism or with irregular corneas inducing astigmatism, it is not recommended these patient undergo surgery. A detailed examination with an eye surgeon specializing in vision correction surgery such as LASIK/PRK is the best next step to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Is there a way to correct post-lasik dim vision?

Is there a way to correct post-lasik dim vision?

A comlicated questio: Please speak to your laser vision surgeon about your options. There may be special glasses or contact lenses you can use to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I have done my lasik surgery 3 weeks before but still see starbust and glare and halos. Is it normal? Is this problem correct after some time?

Glare/haloes: Glare and haloes are normal in the post-operatively healing period after lasik. They should resolve with time. If they persist, you may have some residual refractive error causing the issue. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery correct my monocular vision?

Could lasik surgery correct my monocular vision?

Sure: Laser vision correction can correct either one or both eyes. ...Read more

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Can I get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

Depends: If the decline is due to cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or some other eye disease, then lasik surgery will not help. If you are talking about loss of reading vision with age or distance glasses prescription, then lasik may be helpful. ...Read more

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I had lasik done 12 years ago, then had to have retinal surgery. Can I have lasik again to correct my sight.

I had lasik done 12 years ago, then had to have retinal surgery. Can I have lasik again to correct my sight.

It depends: It depends on several factors including how much corneal tissue remains after the initial lasik procedure. After 12 years, the lasik flap should not be lifted. If anything more can be done, it would need to be advanced surface ablation (prk) type of laser vision correction surgery. You need to contact an experienced laser vision surgeon for a full consultation. ...Read more

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Can custom (wavefront) lasik correct higher order aberration not caused by corneal curvature? Safe to have the procedure in presence of lattice (retina)?

LASIK and Wavefront: Retinal lattice found in the periphery of many moderate and high myopes should not contribute to your central visual acuity, nor to the proposed treatment measured for your eye.
Wavefront crs attempts to treat the entire wavefront measured through all the optical media of the eye, which would include the lens as well as the cornea, primarily. ...Read more

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Could lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Could lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candidates so you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I can't read small text after wavefront LASIK to correct nearsightedness. Can this be corrected with a 2nd LASIK procedure? Vision is not 20/20 either

Tradeoffs: If you are naturally nearsighted, the benefit is ability to read up close without glasses. When getting LASIK to have the ability to see sharp at distance, your natural nearsightedness goes away. You would need to proceed with caution on 2nd procedures and you doctor can counsel you. Alternatives are giving more time, reading glasses, or contact lenses to help correct. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for my nearsightedness to go away I have prescribed glasses only from far. Anyway to correct my vision without LASIK Do exercises work?

Is it possible for my nearsightedness to go away I have prescribed glasses only from far. Anyway to correct my vision without LASIK Do exercises work?

Not by itself: It is usual for those who are nearsighted to need glasses mostly for distance and not for near. Exercises will not work as a nearsighted eye is optically too strong and exercises would only make it stronger and increase the nearsightedness. LASIK is pretty terrific when you reach the proper ago (usually around 23). Meanwhile you can try contact lenses. ...Read more

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Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

No: Laser vision correction eliminates the glasses prescription but foes not correct strabismus. Depending on your case, control of strabismus may improve after laser vision correction. ...Read more

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I'm over a year post lasik and still have halos/starbursts at night. I don't want to have an enhancement, will prescription glasses correct my vision?

I'm over a year post lasik and still have halos/starbursts at night. I don't want to have an enhancement, will prescription glasses correct my vision?

Perhaps: It could be that there is a small residual prescription and glasses could help. Also possible that you are experiencing dry eye symptoms. Go to an eye doctor to see exactly what the problem is and if glasses would help. ...Read more

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Which procedure has advantages for active lifestyles, prk or lasik? I know there are two main methods for correcting my vision, prk and lasik. I am really concerned about long-term side-effects because I play beach volleyball in the summer. What are the d

Both: Both can be appropriate for active lifestyles. That being said if you think there is a higher likelihood of corneal trauma (like a finger poke to the eye) then prk is slightly safer because no flap is created. When you create a lasik flap the advantage is that the flap many times can be relifted for a retreatment years later. However that also means that the flap can be accidentally lifted in trauma and require urgent surgical revision. Prk hurts a little more for about 3-4 days and there is slightly higher risk of regression (loss of the surgical effect). But no flap is created. So, the choice is one to make with your surgeon depending on what kind of risks (albeit small) that you would like to take. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative vision correcting surgery for dry eyes? I heard lasik makes normal eyes dry after and I don't want my eyes to get dryer.

Is there an alternative vision correcting surgery for dry eyes? I heard lasik makes normal eyes dry after and I don't want my eyes to get dryer.

LASIK no for dry eye: All refractive surgery will worsen dry eye. If you really want to correct your vision surgically then you will have to treat your dry eye first and after the surgery. There is no alternative. There are good medications and lifestyle changes you can make to improve dry eye. ...Read more

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I am suffering from myopia. I wud like to correct my vision by lasik. Can I do t during pregnancy. Hw long s the viability f lasik? I heard only 8 yrs.

I am suffering from myopia. I wud like to correct my vision by lasik. Can I do t during pregnancy. Hw long s the viability f lasik? I heard only 8 yrs.

Viable long term: The effects of lasik do not wear off. Once your eyes have fully healed after surgery, the results are pretty permanent. There is certainly no 8 year time limit. And definitely wait until your pregnancy is over and your hormone levels have returned to normal before having lasik surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a way to correct symptoms of "dry-eye" resulting from lasik surgery?

Tears or restasis: Use preservative free artificial tears. You could discuss Restasis with your ophthalmologist. Your lasik surgeon should have advice for you as this is an all too common risk/side effect of lasik. ...Read more

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What are the possible side-effects of lasik treatment for myopia? I want to correct my myopia with lasik surgery, but i’m worried about complications. What are the potential risks of lasik, and how common do complications occur?

Lasik: Lasik risks include dry eye, glare & haloes, infection, corneal scarring, flap problems, need for enhancement, decreased vision, and other issues. The risk of these issues is uncommon and vision threatening complications are incredibly rare. ...Read more

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Chronic dry eyes - would this condition disqualify me from undergoing lasik to correct nearsightedness?

Chronic dry eyes - would this condition disqualify me from undergoing lasik to correct nearsightedness?

Depends: Depends on how severe your dry eye is. If it is mild-moderate, often the surgeon will optimize your dry eye prior to the procedure. If it is severe you may not be a good candidate as severe dry eye can be exacerbated by lasik. See a good lasik specialist for evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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I am myopic with a -13 eye vision. I wanted to have a vision correcting operation, wt r my options? (some said I can't do lasik because my vision is -13)

Partial correction: Lasik removes tissue from the cornea and most over about -10 myopia have too little for a full correction. (do you know your pachymetry -corneal thickness?). An often used solution is to make such persons -3 or -4 myopes - not full correction -but placing you in a very comfortable range which the higher myope as you are becomes a real happy compromise. ...Read more

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Is there a way to correct eye sight (near and farsightedness) without lasik surgery?

Possible: If someone has cataract or very near or far sighted then after cataract surgery with multifocal lens implant. It will help to correct both distance and near. ...Read more

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Is LASIK eye surgery a permanent fix to correct my vision? How safe is procedure? And typical costs?

Is LASIK eye surgery a permanent fix to correct my vision? How safe is procedure? And typical costs?

LASIK: Safe with appropriate screening. Relatively permanent again with good screening, but won't prevent you from needing reading glasses at 40-45 and prescription change later in life with cataracts. Avg costs are about $2000 per eye. Take care. ...Read more

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Am I a good candidate for implantable contact lenses? I have very bad eyesight, and I wanted to get lasik, but my doctor told me I wasn't a good candidate because I'm so nearsighted. Can implantable contact lenses correct myopia?

ICL LASIK: For patients with high levels of myopia, a surgeon can implant a lens within the eye to correct the vision. This is called a phakic iol, and can provide excellent visual results. Your own surgeon will evaluate your eyes to see whether lasik or the phasic iol (one brand is called the icl) would be best for you. ...Read more

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Can I get lasik eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness?

There are: Parameters that must be measured to see if you would be a good candidate for lasik. You need to see an ophthalmologist to measure these parameters then determine if you could have it done. Correcting the distance vision will make it so you will need glasses to focus to read, close up. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more