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Can diplopia be a risk if lasik?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Rare

Diplopia can occur after lasik in very rare cases.
If someone has history of prior diplopia or a current phoria, the risk of diplopia is slightly higher. If it is does occur, it can be treated and resolved.

In brief: Rare

Diplopia can occur after lasik in very rare cases.
If someone has history of prior diplopia or a current phoria, the risk of diplopia is slightly higher. If it is does occur, it can be treated and resolved.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology

In brief: LASIK helps diplopia

If a patient is above 45 yrs and suffering from diplopia, lasik can help.
One eye is set for distance and other for near. Monovision thus separates the image to 2 eyes and prevents diplopia.

In brief: LASIK helps diplopia

If a patient is above 45 yrs and suffering from diplopia, lasik can help.
One eye is set for distance and other for near. Monovision thus separates the image to 2 eyes and prevents diplopia.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology

In brief: Sometimes

For the vast majority of lasik patients this is unlikely.
If you have a pre-existing eye muscle imbalance or history of eye-muscle surgery as a child than you should be evaluated to see if diplopia (or double vision) is possible. Post-lasik vision can be simulated by contact lenses in these situations, and one can see if diplopia arises.

In brief: Sometimes

For the vast majority of lasik patients this is unlikely.
If you have a pre-existing eye muscle imbalance or history of eye-muscle surgery as a child than you should be evaluated to see if diplopia (or double vision) is possible. Post-lasik vision can be simulated by contact lenses in these situations, and one can see if diplopia arises.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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