Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Question: My son's Retina never formed. Can LASIK or some other eye surgery repair it?

Answer: Laser Eye Surgery or Laser Vision Correction such as LASIK Surgery is a type of corneal surgery that is performed to correct common refractive eye problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK is indicated for patients with healthy, relatively normal eyes that simply do not focus well at distance. Your description of your son's condition suggests that he has a developmental Retina problem rahter than a cornea, refractive or focusing problem. The best path if you wish to investigate any new eye surgery procedures, techniques or devices that might be helpful would be to seek a consultation with a Retina Specialist who can provide a thorough examination and perhaps offer options for you to consider.

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