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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?

Yes: Technically, this can be done without difficulty. You must discuss with your surgeon the expectations / goals for the eye. Even with a perfect treatment, the vision will likely not be beyond your current vision with glasses/contacts. Price for lasik varies greatly and usually depends on technology used. ...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?

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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more