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Doctor insights on: Safe Person Amblyopia Lasik

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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 correct amblyopia?

Amblyopia: Amblyopic therapy is specific and if there is a refractive error difference between the two eyes that is responsible for the amblyopia then lasik surgery could be considered depending on the age and other circumstances. If the amblyopia is uncorrected before the age of six, it is usually not correctable. ...Read more

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Can lasik correct an amblyopia?

Can lasik correct an amblyopia?

No: There is no surgical procedure that will correct amblyopia. In fact, in my opinion, lasik surgery should never be done in a patient with amblyopia. This advice is from a surgeon who has done thousands of lasik procedures. ...Read more

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Will getting lasik treat my lazy eye?

Will  getting lasik treat my lazy eye?

No: Lasik offers the potential to improve vision up to the best that you have gotten with eyeglasses or contacts. A "lazy eye" has lowered vision from childhood and will not be improved by lasik. ...Read more

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I am curious if contact lenses correct my lazy eye will lasik?

Possibly: It is reasonable to expect lasik to deliver the type of vision your contact lenses provide, but it would not make your lazy eye as good as a non-lazy eye. If your vision improves with the contact lens, then lasik may be an option. Of course, a complete exam and testing is necessary prior to any type of correction to determine your candidacy. ...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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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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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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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