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Does lasik treat oval shaped eyes?

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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

When you refer to "oval shaped eyes" i make the assumption that you mean astigmatism.
Yes, lasik can treat most but not all types of astigmatism.

In brief: Maybe

When you refer to "oval shaped eyes" i make the assumption that you mean astigmatism.
Yes, lasik can treat most but not all types of astigmatism.
Dr. John Odette
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: LASIK eyes

Lasik can be performed as long as your corneas are normal and thick enough.
The appearance of your eyes (such as oval shaped) is not important.

In brief: LASIK eyes

Lasik can be performed as long as your corneas are normal and thick enough.
The appearance of your eyes (such as oval shaped) is not important.
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Regular astigmatism

The shape of the eye itself will not change.
If referring to the shape of the cornea due to astigmatism ("football shaped") then lasik can be very effective for regular astigmatism. Lasik is not for irregular astigmatism.

In brief: Regular astigmatism

The shape of the eye itself will not change.
If referring to the shape of the cornea due to astigmatism ("football shaped") then lasik can be very effective for regular astigmatism. Lasik is not for irregular astigmatism.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually

It depends on the sort of astigmatism and your prescription.
Most of the time astigmatism can be treated very effectively and safely. However there are some types of astigmatism, specifically irregular astigmatism, that is not safe for lasik. This should all be determined during your pre laski eval.

In brief: Usually

It depends on the sort of astigmatism and your prescription.
Most of the time astigmatism can be treated very effectively and safely. However there are some types of astigmatism, specifically irregular astigmatism, that is not safe for lasik. This should all be determined during your pre laski eval.
Dr. David Sachs
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