Does having a lazy eye prevent me from becoming a surgeon?

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  1. xnfs93hy

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    I know SDN is not intended to be medical help forum but this thread doesn't really fall under that category.

    Basically I have 20/20 in my right with glasses but my vision in my left is pretty bad. I mean, I can see everything CLEARLY, it's just weak, and it isn't one of those things that can be treated with surgery. I make look into a patch again. But my optometrist said don't both because at my age there is not point.

    I actually asked an ER room doc while volunteering and he said that I could definitely become a surgeon with a lazy eye as long as I have on eye that works.

    I believe him but I just wanted to ask on here.
     
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    There's surgeons out there with less than a full set of fingers.

    Please, please, stop worrying about this sort of stuff.
     
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    Good to know. At risk of flaming, this is actually a pretty good question to ask. If for some reason surgeons had to be like astronauts or commercial pilots, I would never have been able to go into that field.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    There is one surgeon in my local hospital has bad eye vision.
     
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    Okay, that's a relief. I think my left eye is just weak. I will talk to my optometrist. Anymore questions?
     
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    Mr.Obama will say, "Yes, we can."
     
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    baahahahahahaha.

    It's going to be the new "That's What She Said".
     
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    lol
     
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    Lmao Tennis!!!!!!!!!!
    I dunno Jeff. I think it might be something you might have to overcome, but as long as it doesnt hinder you, i'd think it would all right.
     
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    Eh, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I don't see why it would hinder you...
     
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    I have no depth perception, and I've sort of accepted the fact that I can't do surgery *shrug*. I think I'll be fine when it comes to laparoscopic procedures because the screen is, by definition, in 2 dimensions, so it shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, I'll avoid it. Mostly, I'm terrified of anatomy :scared:
     
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