Depends. A blind eye can come from trauma, local disease, inherited disease, infection, retinal detachment, neurological disorders and a host of other issues. A few can be corrected with surgery. See your ophthalmologist to see what category your eye falls within.
Not yet. We'll be there someday. Depending on the location of the defect experimental implantable artificial retinas are being tested - stay tuned for developments in this exciting field.
Legally blind. This would depend on the cause of the "legal" blindness. Some situations could be amenable to surgery eg a very developed cataract vs macular degeneration which is net surgically correctable.
Blindness treatment. Cornea transplant and cataract surgery can restore vision when blindness is caused by corneal disease or cataracts.
Depends on reason. Reversible blindness such as cataract can get corrective eye surgery or dense diffuse corneal opacity with a corneal transplant, otherwise if the entire ocular system (including parts we can't regenerate yet) is not working, then the surgery may not help.
Blindness. Depends on the reason for blindness. A cloudy cornea can be treated with a corneal transplant. A cataract can be surgically removed to restore vision.
Yes. Any medical or surgical intervention has risks. When considering eye surgery, your surgeon should be able to comfortably discuss risks and benefits of the procedure. Certain procedures have more risks. Blndness can occur although it is very rare with most eye surgeries.
Very low. The incidence of severe visual loss as a result of strabismus surgery is well under 1 %.
Is laSer eye surgery risky for patients who want 20/20 vision? Is it possible that u could be blinded or with worse vision? Or worse could it b fatal
All surgery has risk. In the right hands and with modern technology, those risks are small, and the benefits can be great. With proper pre-operative evaluation, the safest procedure for you (there are actually multiple options) can be selected.
What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but I'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?
With. With all surgeries, there are risks. The risk of going blind is very, very small, but it is a real risk. Surgeon and clinic selection is extremely important. Experienced and well trained surgeons will be able to detect on an eye exam findings that may increase your risk of having problems with lasik. Here are some risks patients may experience (from fda site): * some patients lose vision. Some patients lose lines of vision on the vision chart that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery as a result of treatment. * some patients develop debilitating visual symptoms. Some patients develop glare, halos, and/or double vision that can seriously affect nighttime vision. Even with good vision on the vision chart, some patients do not see as well in situations of low contrast, such as at night or in fog, after treatment as compared to before treatment. * you may be under treated or over treated. Only a certain percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision without glasses or contacts. You may require additional treatment, but additional treatment may not be possible. You may still need glasses or contact lenses after surgery. This may be true even if you only required a very weak prescription before surgery. If you used reading glasses before surgery, you may still need reading glasses after surgery. * some patients may develop severe dry eye syndrome. As a result of surgery, your eye may not be able to produce enough tears to keep the eye moist and comfortable. Dry eye not only causes discomfort, but can reduce visual quality due to intermittent blurring and other visual symptoms. This condition may be permanent. Intensive drop therapy and use of plugs or other procedures may be required. * results are generally not as good in patients with very large refractive errors of any type. You should discuss your expectations with your doctor and realize that you may still require glasses or contacts after the surgery. * for some farsighted patients, results may diminish with age. If you are farsighted, the level of improved vision you experience after surgery may decrease with age. This can occur if your manifest refraction (a vision exam with lenses before dilating drops) is very different from your cycloplegic refraction (a vision exam with lenses after dilating drops). * long-term data are not available. Lasik is a relatively new technology. The first laser was approved for lasik eye surgery in 1998. Therefore, the long-term safety and effectiveness of lasik surgery is not known.
There are risks. Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing. However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery. Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results. Major visual loss is rarely possible.