Modern Laser blended vision surgery utilizing LASIK or PRK is extremely safe and effective, with millions and millions of procedures performed worldwide. This is a non-invasive solution to restore your ageing eyes and you can finally get rid of your reading glasses. However, like any surgery, there are associated risks and potential complications that you should be aware of before undergoing the procedure.
Some laser blended vision problems that may occur are potential under-corrections or overcorrections. These are normally addressed with laser enhancements. In less than 1% of patients, a small wrinkle may be observed in the LASIK flap on the first day after surgery. These wrinkles are typically easily smoothed out during the first-day visit. After the flap has healed past the first day, wrinkles in the flap are extremely rare.
During the recovery period after LASIK refractive surgery, individuals may experience some temporary dryness, which we can prescribe artificial tears for. Serious problems that can affect vision after LASIK, such as infection, are extremely rare, occurring in less than one in 20 thousand cases. The risk of losing vision in an eye from LASIK is less than 1 in 3 million, emphasizing the high level of safety associated with this procedure.
If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction and understand which treatment may be right for you, schedule a free virtual consultation with an experienced eye surgeon. During the consultation, you can discuss the lasik procedure, laser treatment, wearing glasses or contact lenses, risks and complications, and the long-term benefits of achieving good vision through laser eye surgery.