• How LASIK Can Help Treat “Lazy Eyes”

    || 04-11-2016

    Amblyopia, often known as “lazy eye” is a condition that causes the eye to not be able to see clearly. There are multiple reasons why it can occur and it can affect one or both eyes. Often those who are diagnosed are told that there is nothing that can be done about the condition, however that is not always the case. While it may certainly be true for many cases, there are a number of patients who have either been misdiagnosed or misinformed about their medical options.

    Over the years, Dr. Soroudi has successfully restored vision to hundreds of patients who were told nothing could be done about their cases. This is why our practice recommends seeking a second opinion to see if you may qualify for a surgical procedure that could improve your condition. Dr. Soroudi has become an expert in treating the condition with refractive surgery, which includes:

    How Lazy Eyes can Affect Your Vision

    Our eyes naturally work together. If one is looking in one direction, the other follows whether it’s an object near your face or in the distance. When you have a lazy eye the prescriptions in each of your eyes may vary significantly, which is what causes other issues. When this happens our brains start to favor the eye with the better vision and disregard imaging coming through the eye with blurrier vision. When our brain makes this decision, it no longer expends the energy to keep it aligned with the other eye, which causes it to drift from the other eye’s focal point.

    Why are Kids and Adults with Lazy Eye Treated Differently?

    Lazy eye can be much easier to treat as a child than later in life. Kids are often prescribed glasses and a patch to wear on their good eye to force the lazy eye to start working and for the brain to accept its images. While highly effective in children, this treatment doesn’t work well for adults because our brains are already accustomed to seeing a specific way. Often the glasses prescribed for adults can cause headaches or dizziness that many cannot tolerate before seeing any impact on their condition.

    How LASIK May be able to Treat Lazy Eye

    Treating the anospmetropia, which is the difference in refractice error between the two eyes, through LASIK or PRK may be able to restore vision in the eye with poor sight. By improving the vision in the one eye, it may be able to help the brain to register its images again. Another circumstance that LASIK may be able to help is when there is no prescription for the eyes for nearness or distance, but instead one eye is affected by astigmatism. Because the eyes don’t necessarily need a prescription, inexperienced doctors may tell them there is nothing they can, but that may not be the case. LASIK or PRK procedures have proven to be able to treat the affected eye and allow many patients to be able to see 20/20 again.

    If you have been told nothing can be done about your lazy eye, we suggest you seek a second opinion at Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center. Trust your eyes with Dr. Soroudi who is one of the most sought after LASIK doctors in the Los Angeles area. Contact us today to learn more about your options at (888) 495-0977 to schedule your free consultation.

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