Is it possible to correct my squint eye with laser operation?

My left is basically not strong and it dont rotate as my right eye does , i did consult many 2 doctors they said my nerve lateral rectur palsy is not developed since birth .Doctors said they dnt have any treatment fot this... I need a doctor who can help me out ....

Doctor Answers (1)

Laser Vision Correct On A Squint Eye

+1

This is an excellent question. Think of the eye as a camera. Laser vision correction essentially reshapes the lens of the camera with a laser to allow light to properly focus on the film of a camera. Eyes that have a squint or lazy eye, do not develop the proper neural connections to allow the camera to "see". In other words, even though the eye is normal in shape and anatomy, if the connections do not develop by age 7 then that eye has a limited visual potential that cannot be regained. So in short, laser vision correction will not correct your squint eye fully.


Orlando Ophthalmologist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.