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Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Several : Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surgery safer and to help rid young adults of eyeglasses. In glaucoma we use them to prevent blindness in open and closed glaucoma. In retina disease we use lasers to prevent blindness in diabetic retinopathy, ocular strokes, and repair retinal holes. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Yes: There are certain disorders that affect the front surface of the cornea and a laser can ablate (remove) that surface. Disorders include superficial corneal scars, anterior stromal dystrophies and recurrent erosions. ...Read more

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Can natural eye exercises work for correcting short sightedness?

Can natural eye exercises work for correcting short sightedness?

No: Near-sightedness cannot be corrected by any type of eye exercise. However, there are suggestions that near-sightedness is made worse with prolonged accommodation (using your eyes muscles to focus at close distances) in children. Wearing bifocals may slow its progression. At your age, the near-sightedness should be stable and cannot be influenced by anything you do. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Depends on the type.: There are many causes for strabismus and management is different for children and for adults. Treatments include observation, patching, glasses, medication, and surgery, depending on the cause, severity, and type of strabismus. Eye patching in children should only be done under the guidance of your eye doctor, as patching can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). ...Read more

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Can a lazy eye cause double vision? Effective treatments?

Can a lazy eye cause double vision? Effective treatments?

No: Lazy eyes are rarely associated with double vision. New onset double vision means you should see an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

Trade-Off: Monovision is the correction of one eye for distance vision, the other for near. Although it allows some people to avoid glasses or contact lenses, it is a trade-off, since the difference between the eyes may disrupt depth perception or cause blurring due to ocular competition. It is wise to try this using contact lenses (reversible) before consenting to a surgical correction (irreversible). ...Read more

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How effective is eye laser surgery?

How effective is eye laser surgery?

Depends on patient.: Eye laser surgery is great for the patient who is a good candidate. One needs to be evaluated by a lasik surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

Yes: Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments to cure lazy eye?

Are there any treatments to cure lazy eye?

May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

In some cases: Certain forms of strabismus can be controlled with a proper refraction and may require patching or other therapy if amblyopia has already developed. Not all cases require surgery. ...Read more

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How effective is strabismus surgery?

How effective is strabismus surgery?

Very effective: For most patients with strabismus, surgical correction is very safe and effective. There is a 20-30% chance of needing subsequent surgery at some point if recurrent strabismus occurs but the surgery should definitely improve this issue. Some forms of strabismus are less amenable to surgery so you should see a strabismus doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Dyslexia is a : Language-based learning disability that is brain-based. Intensive, long-term, multimodal therapy can improve reading skills & actually change the areas of the brain recruited for reading to those activated by fluent readers. ("overcoming dyslexia" by dr. Shaywitz). Ped. Ophthalmologists treat amblyopia with eye drops to blur vision in the better eye + glasses. Young kids usually have good results. ...Read more

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How successful is laser eye surgery?

How successful is laser eye surgery?

Genererally excellen: Lasik surgery (and prk) produces excellent visual results with a success rate approaching 100%. There are a few minor issues like eye dryness but this can be dealt with. Discuss your personal situation with your eye lasik surgeon to see what is best for you. ...Read more

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Is corrective jaw surgery effective for torticollis?

Is  corrective jaw surgery effective for torticollis?

No: Torticollis is a neck problem. Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is used to correct jaw deformities, and would have no effect on torticollis. ...Read more

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Home treatments for blepharospasm?

Home treatments for blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm: A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm. ...Read more

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What some effective treatments for diastasis recti?

What some effective treatments for diastasis recti?

Avoid Beer Belly: Treatment needs to be geared to the cause: if due to weight gain, weight loss is "key"; following pregnancy, a "tummy tuck"(abdominoplasty) can restore the anatomy; if due to heavy lifting, try to avoid that. Most importantly, diastasis is predominantly a cosmetic problem that should not affect function. ...Read more

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Are there any eye/vision exercises to help fix amblyopia?

Are there any eye/vision exercises to help fix amblyopia?

No: Amblyopia is a brain problem not an eye problem. We try to help children under the age of 10-12 with patching the good eye forcing the bad eye to develop that part of the brain. The plasticity usually slows as you reach your teen years. However, there was a recent study that even as adults, patching may have some benefits. I guess you can teach old dogs new tricks.... See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating glaucoma?

Effective: There are several types of laser surgery for glaucoma. The most popular is selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT. This treatment is about as effective as the first-line drops for glaucoma. Generally, it is not used unless drops are not effective or are not tolerated. Generally, SLT is safe and effective about 85% of the time. ...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


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more