Would laser eye surgery help improve the eyesight of somebody with a nystagmus problem?

Possibly not. If the lowered vision is in part due to a refractive error, than lasik will improve that portion of the vision. So if glasses help the vision, then lasik will help to that degree. If the lowered vision is from nystagmus, lasik will not alter that eye movement and the vision will remained lowered. It is a combination of the two. Also, if the nystagmus is not controlled, lasik can't be done.
Possibly. If the patient is able to be refracted, and vision improves, then laser surgery could improve someone that has nystagmus. (there are some diseases where permanent poor vision and nystagmus is part of a syndrome.) now, trying to do laser on someone's who's eye is in constant movement.....Good luck with that!

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At what age can I have laser eye surgery if I have nystagmus?

Complex. Laser eye surgery will not help the eye movements of nystagmus. However if you see better with contact lenses than glasses, then laser vision correction can match your contacts and improve your vision. This can be done at any age, even children. Read more...

Does laser eye surgery really improve eyesight?

Yes. Lasers are tools that your eye surgeon uses to treat many different eye problems. Laser done for nearsightedness and farsightedness should reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Laser eye surgery for glaucoma and retinal diseases is needed to stabilize and prevent deterioration of your ocular health. Read more...
Not really. Laser eye surgery can improve the vision so that you will see without glasses or contacts at the same level as the best you saw with contacts or glasses. If you have uncorrectable vision or vision possible only at a certain, that will be the best available with lasik. Read more...

Is it possible for laser eye surgery to fix a ghosting problem?

No . you can get Lasix (furosemide) and still see ghosts. Unless you have a visual problem and it needs additional surgery, you need to ask an eye doctor. White blobs around your eyes are a visual problem. Seeing people in different cultures, anyplace is a ghost and will not get fixed by Lasix (furosemide). I see ghosts and have had Lasix (furosemide) and have 20/20 vision. One has nothing to do with the other. . Read more...

Hi, I have a prick like feeling in my right eye every once in a while, normally when I look to he left suddenly or something similar. I had laser eye surgery about 2 years ago and I am pretty sure it is not related to that. How can I cure this problem and

Eye pain. You don't mention how long these symptoms have been going on but when there is pain involved in your eye you need to see an eye doctor. There are things called floaters in the eye. They are common and not a problem but they're not associated with pain. Please make an appointment with an eye doctor. Read more...

Is it possible for laser eye surgery to make your eyesight worse than it was previously?

Not likely. Laser vision correction works very well and is safe. Problems are rare but do occur. Some of these can lead to worse vision. Discuss your concerns with a surgeon who does these procedures. Read more...

I have astigmatism & im far sighted (l eye: -7.25 r eye: -7.50). Can I get laser eye surgery to correct it? I'm 16 & my eyesight gets worse every year

Not yet age stabilit. Myopia and astigmatism can be corrected with laser. Minimum approved age is 18. (Are you 16 or 22?) In addition to your prescription testing for stability, other very important tests and a dilated exam will be done by your ophthalmologist to see if you are a candidate then. There are other treatments that can correct your vision as well if your are not a good laser candidate. Read more...