LASIK Complications - Night Vision Problem, Night Glare, Halos, Night-driving Problem

Clinical trials for LASIK demonstrates that six months after surgery, 19.3% have Night Vision Problem, Night Glare, Halos and Night-driving Problem.



Night Glare and Halos are common for people who wear glasses and especially contact lenses. When the pupil dilates at night in, peripheral light rays are scattered more before they reach the retina. However, these symptoms are sometimes more bothersome after Laser Eye Surgery. At least some temporary glare and halos during the immediate recovery. This can last for weeks to first three months and is due to corneal swelling and reorganization of the corneal architecture. The overwhelming majority of significant glare problems resolve on their own by six months.

LASIK Complications - Night Vision Problem, Night Glare, Halos, Night-driving Problem

The Following Factors Are Related To Night Vision Problem

  • High degrees of myopia (> 5 diopters)
  • Age greater than 50 years old
  • Small diameter treatments (<= 6.0 mm)
  • Residual astigmatism after LASIK
  • Residual myopia or hyperopia (> 0.50 D) after LASIK

 


Reasons Of Night Vision Problem, Night Glare, Halos, Night-driving Problem After LASIK

  • Short-term of Night Glare and Halos are common cause of corneal swelling and reorganization of the corneal architecture after LASIK.
  • Persisting glare and haloes after LASIK have several possible causes. The most common is residual refractive error. The remaining myopia , hyperopia, or astigmatism from an over-response or under-response of your cornea to the treatment. In these cases, a pair of prescription glasses or custom/ wavefront LASIK can solve the problem.
  • Glare and halos may also occur if the pupil enlarges beyond the area of LASIK or when there is a decentered ablation.

Treatments

  • Short-term Of Night Glare And Halos
    It usually improve in the first 3 months, the overwhelming majority of significant glare resolve on their own by 6 months.
  • Persisting Glare & Haloes After LASIK Because Of Residual Refractive Error
    Custom / Wavefront LASIK should offer a refined method in the next 12 months.
  • Persisting Glare & Haloes After LASIK Because Of The Pupil Enlarges Beyond The Area Of LASIK Or
    When There Is A Decentered Ablation

    A eye drop to shrink the pupil. Eye color-changing soft contact lenses may reduce glare and halos by making the functional pupil smaller.