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Nystagmus and Lasik

Nystagmus and Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, and other vision correction surgery techniques..

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Nystagmus is a rapid involuntary movement that may interfere with Lasik. Click for video.  

Nystagmus is the rapid and jerky involuntary movement of the eye. Refractive surgery is sometimes impossible for individuals with nystagmus, but not always. Newer excimer lasers used for conventional or wavefront custom Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, and Epi-Lasik have the ability to follow these movements.

Lens based surgery techniques P-IOL and RLE do not require tracking as the eye is anesthetized and fixated during surgery.

An evaluation by a competent refractive surgeon can determine if a person with nystagmus is a viable candidate for any type of refractive surgery.

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If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.

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