Monday, July 11, 2011

LASIK Surgery for Crossed Eyes

Question: I was wondering if there was a way to get LASIK Surgery and uncross my eyes?

Answer: LASIK Surgery is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism to help people see clearly at distance. Crossed Eyes, or Strabismus is a condition related to a eye muscle imbalance that can have many causes-once of which can be farsightedness or hyperopia. LASIK Eye Surgery is not used to correct Strabismus, however in some cases of Accommodative Esotropia-eyes crossing due to high hyperopia-it is possible that LASIK could be used to correct the focusing error. Generally high hyperopia such as that causing Accommodative Esotropia is better corrected via alternative optical corrections as it often requires bifocals. In any other type of Strabismus or crossed eyes, it is not likely that LASIK would be an appropriate treatment.

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