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Can diplopia rule you out if considering lasik?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Possibly

If it is not corrected with a glasses or contact lens prescription, then it needs to be evaluated and treated prior to lasik surgery.

In brief: Possibly

If it is not corrected with a glasses or contact lens prescription, then it needs to be evaluated and treated prior to lasik surgery.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Emil Chynn
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Diplopia and LASIK

I have treated about 100 patients with amblyopia, strabismus, and diplopia with lasek and presented the largest series in the world like this at escrs in milan in 2012.
Basically, you need to refer to a pediatric ophthalmologist first to make sure the better vision after lasek will help straighten the eyes, or get strabismus surgery first, so you don't get two clear double images, which is worse.

In brief: Diplopia and LASIK

I have treated about 100 patients with amblyopia, strabismus, and diplopia with lasek and presented the largest series in the world like this at escrs in milan in 2012.
Basically, you need to refer to a pediatric ophthalmologist first to make sure the better vision after lasek will help straighten the eyes, or get strabismus surgery first, so you don't get two clear double images, which is worse.
Dr. Emil Chynn
Dr. Emil Chynn
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology

In brief: Technically no

But wouldn't you want to fix your dipolopia before cutting on your cornea? In fact having sharper vision may worsen your diplopia.

In brief: Technically no

But wouldn't you want to fix your dipolopia before cutting on your cornea? In fact having sharper vision may worsen your diplopia.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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