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Can a person with nystagmus get lasik to replace glasses?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes. Lasik can correct the prescription but some limitation of vision may remain due to other underlying disease.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Lasik can correct the prescription but some limitation of vision may remain due to other underlying disease.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Depends on how much movement the nystagmus induces.
Certain lasers have advanced enough trackers that can follow the movement of some nystagmus and therefore deliver a good treatment. Additional vision or eye issues related to the nystagmus are not treatable by lasik, such as amblyopia ("lazy eye").

In brief: Possibly

Depends on how much movement the nystagmus induces.
Certain lasers have advanced enough trackers that can follow the movement of some nystagmus and therefore deliver a good treatment. Additional vision or eye issues related to the nystagmus are not treatable by lasik, such as amblyopia ("lazy eye").
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Lasik can be used to correct the underlying refractive error of someone with nystagmus.
But it will not change the nystagmus.

In brief: Yes

Lasik can be used to correct the underlying refractive error of someone with nystagmus.
But it will not change the nystagmus.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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