Complications & Risks Of LASIK - Haze

Complications & Risks Of LASIK - Haze

Haze is a potential side effect unique to the flapless procedures PRK, LASEK and Epi-LASIK. Mild haze is common and often, it will disappear within nine months and it will not affect your vision. Severe haze is less common, it will occurs in less than 1% of patients. However, severe haze will cause blurred vision and some occurrences of corneal haze do not disappear.

Reasons

The part of a wound response with local inflammation after surgery.

Treatment

  • Mild haze is common and often, it will not affect your vision and it will disappear within nine months.
  • If the haze had effect for your vision, using or increasing the frequency of steroid drops or irrigating underneath the LASIK flap will usually cause the haze to resolve without affecting your vision.