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Posted by Mike G on June 13, 2000 at 14:39:36:

I am a 40 year old male with iris colobomas in both eyes. My current prescription is:

Spherical Cylindrical Axis Prism Base
O.D. -11.0 +1.25 65 ¾ dn
O.S. -9.5 +2.00 77 ¾ up

This prescription corrects me to 20/20 in my left eye and 20/25 in my right eye.

My question is:

In normal room level light, I have a slight shadow or ‘double image’ when looking at objects with a sharp contrast against the background (e.g. black letters on white pages, bright lights against darkish walls). This condition is always present, but I have learned to live with it and really do not notice it unless I think about it. However, when I go into bright sunlight (e.g. driving a car), this condition becomes much more pronounced, particularly in my right eye. I even see more than one shadow. Once I get out of the bright light, it takes a while for my eyes to return to normal.

Is this condition caused by my colobomas, my high astigmatism, or a combination of both?

Also, should this condition affect my decision to have lasik surgery?

Thanks for any answers you can give.

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