Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? [VIDEO]

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) – and can Laser Eye Surgery help? Amblyopia – more commonly known as ‘lazy eye’ – is a disorder in which vision in one eye is not fully developed. It can co-occur with refractive errors such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.  If you have amblyopia and have been considering refractive treatment to correct your prescription, you may wonder: Can Laser Eye Surgery help? Amblyopia is estimated to affect around between 1% and 5% of the…

Can Cataract Surgery Correct a “Lazy Eye”?

Can Cataract Surgery Correct a “Lazy Eye”? The primary aim of Cataract Surgery is to remove cataracts from the eye and address cataract-related vision loss. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the procedure can’t help with other problems. For example, private Cataract Surgery can address refractive errors in addition to vision impairment caused by the cataract itself. So, what about other types of eye-related issues? In this article, we’re taking a look at “lazy eye” (also known as amblyopia) and…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Strabismus and Squints? [VIDEO]

Strabismus or squints cannot be treated with laser eye surgery, as this is surgery that is required on the muscles around the eye. Laser eye surgery should have no bearing on a strabismus or a squint. It should not make the squint worse, it should not make it better. Occasionally, there may be a small residual refractive error after laser eye surgery, which may enhance the appearance of the squint but of course this can be managed either with further enhancement laser eye surgery or muscle surgery around the eye itself….

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Strabismus, more commonly referred to as a squint, is a medical condition where the eyes point in two different directions. This happens when the opposite eye is looking forward. This can result in blurred vision, a lazy eye, or double vision. Since most squints occur or develop during childhood, it is ideal to treat them before they fully develop. This is typically through the use of glasses at a younger age since many squints are caused by the eyes compensating for some other visual impairment….