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Is It Safe For A Person With Amblyopia To Have Lasik Surgery
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get the one: The doctor recommends. Both are safe. If the doctor is leaving the decision to you, get another opinion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is LASIK eye surgery a permanent fix to correct my vision? How safe is procedure? And typical costs?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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