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Is there a eye surgery for blindness in one eye?

Is there a eye surgery for blindness in one eye?

Not yet: We'll be there someday. Depending on the location of the defect experimental implantable artificial retinas are being tested - stay tuned for developments in this exciting field. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Is it possible for you to get lasik eye surgery if you are blind in one eye?

Is it possible for you to get lasik eye surgery if you are blind in one eye?

Lasik surgery: This presents added risk to a monocular vision individual and if a normally acceptable complication should occur you could come out handicapped. ...Read more

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Can being legally blind in one eye be corrected with eye surgery?

Can being legally blind in one eye be corrected with eye surgery?

Legally blind: This would depend on the cause of the "legal" blindness. Some situations could be amenable to surgery eg a very developed cataract vs macular degeneration which is net surgically correctable. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a blind person to get corrective eye surgery?

Is it possible for a blind person to get corrective eye surgery?

Blindness: Depends on the reason for blindness. A cloudy cornea can be treated with a corneal transplant. A cataract can be surgically removed to restore vision. ...Read more

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What are the chances of going blind when having an eye surgery like cataract?

What are the chances of going blind when having an eye surgery like cataract?

Tiny: Cataract surgery is probably the most commonly performed major surgery in the usa. The techniques have been dramatically refined and the results are generally excellent. The chances of going blind are minimal and relate to co-existing disease in the eye and body, the advanced age of the cataract and rare complications. ...Read more

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Do you risk going blind when you undergo an eye surgery?

Do you risk going blind when you undergo an eye surgery?

Yes: Any medical or surgical intervention has risks. When considering eye surgery, your surgeon should be able to comfortably discuss risks and benefits of the procedure. Certain procedures have more risks. Blndness can occur although it is very rare with most eye surgeries. ...Read more

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Is laSer eye surgery risky for patients who want 20/20 vision?Is it possible that u could be blinded or with worse vision?Or worse could it b fatal

Is laSer eye surgery risky for patients who want 20/20 vision?Is it possible that u could be blinded or with worse vision?Or worse could it b fatal

All surgery has risk: In the right hands and with modern technology, those risks are small, and the benefits can be great. With proper pre-operative evaluation, the safest procedure for you (there are actually multiple options) can be selected. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

There are risks: Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing.However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results.Major visual loss is rarely possible. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.

What can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.

Several concerns: Transient unilateral blindness may be seen in "amaurosis fugax", due to decreased blood flow in ophthalmic artery which may be associated with carotid stenosis. The visual issues may well be an early sign of future major stroke risk and must be heeded. An embolism from heart to the similar vascular bed is another troubling cause. Headache and visual loss may be seen in temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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