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….

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 Insulin-dependent Diabetes? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Insulin-dependent Diabetes? The patients with insulin dependent diabetes may be candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. What we look for in these patients is that their diabetic profile is controlled, so we work very closely with the patient’s GP in order to ascertain recent up-to-date blood levels, particularly markers that can ascertain whether the patient’s blood sugar levels have been stable. Secondly we normally advise a Lasik procedure for diabetic patients as…