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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe For A Person With Amblyopia To Have Lasik Surgery

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

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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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 ...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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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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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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Is lasik surgery safe for someone with farsightedness?

Is lasik surgery safe for someone with farsightedness?

Yes: Lasik is approved and effective for most patients with hyperopia (farsightedness) as long as they are good candidates otherwise. ...Read more

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Is lasik surgery safe?

Is lasik surgery safe?

Yes: Lasik is one of the safest elective procedures performed in the U.S. Any procedure has some risk though. Discuss this with a lasik surgeon. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get lasik or photorefractive keratectomy surgery? Which is safer?

Do you think I should get lasik or photorefractive keratectomy surgery? Which is safer?

Get the one: The doctor recommends. Both are safe. If the doctor is leaving the decision to you, get another opinion. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered safe?

Yes: In general lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed. There are people who are not candidates for lasik. If you are concerned, ask your ophthalmologist about the safety of lasik in your eyes. ...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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Is it safe to have lasik surgery after having had keratitis? I hate wearing glasses, so i've mostly been wearing contacts, but recently i got keratitis. My eye doctor says it's healed but wants me to wait before wearing contacts again. I'm kind of scared

There : There are several causes of keratitis. Depending on the cause, it may be safe to have lasik. If the keratitis was caused by herpes virus (not uncommon), then lasik may cause a recurrence of the keratitis that may be problematic. In this case, your surgeon may recommend either not having lasik or the use of medications before and after surgery to decrease the risk of recurrent keratitis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?

No.: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause changes in the shape of the cornea, just as they allow ligaments in the body to relax, resulting in fluctuating vision before or after lasik. Dry eye also is more common during pregnancy and this has been associated with regression of the laser effect. Many doctors give valium preop and steroids drops postop, which may not be optimal during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

No: No. It is not recommended due to refractive instability. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery and breastfeeding is completed and the prescription is stable. ...Read more

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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