Question: I have a question about having LASIK Surgery if I am albino and have astigmatism and nystagmus. With nystagmus is there any possibility of having LASIK?
Answer: In addition to the lack of pigment in the Iris and the Retina, ocular albinism is often associated with nystagmus and astigmatism. Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement which can be present in differing patterns of movement. Depending on the type and severity of the nystagmus it is quite possible to have LASIK Surgery for vision correction. Today, most excimer lasers used for Laser Vision Correction use scanning and tracking technology to follow the position of the eye and deliver the laser treatment to exactly the correct location on the cornea. Scanning and tracking systems actually measure the position of the eye hundreds of times per second and adjust the energy delivery to the right position, thus can actually compensate for the involuntary eye movements of nystagmus in many cases. Your next step is to schedule a consultation with the best LASIK Surgeon on your area and have a thorough examination to see if you would be suitable candidate.
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