Complications And Risks Of LASIK Eye Surgery

1. Most Common Is Dry Eyes Syndrome, 21% Report

Artificial Tears & Medications Treatment To Dry Eyes
8 Natural remedies
6 Vitamins
Temporary & Permanent Punctal Plugs
Surgery Permanently Sealing The Openings With Cautery

2. Second Common Is Undercorrection & Overcorrection

It means there is residual refractive error impairing vision. Normal, these problems are temporary and resolve themselves in a matter of months. Occasionally, they are permanent. A repeat LASIK can usually be performed in an attempt to improve the uncorrected vision, and it is often successful.

3. Third Common Is Night Vision Problem, Glare, Halos, Night-driving Problem, 19.3% Report

The most common reason 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.

Complications And Risks Of LASIK Eye Surgery

4. Starbursts, 19.7% Report

It most commonly disappear within the first month, but if symptoms persist, prescription eye drops that restrict the pupil size at night, or contact lenses can usually remedy this problem.

5. Haze, Less Than 1% Report

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. 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.

6. Induced Astigmatism

Usually, it can be easily managed in combination with either an overcorrection or undercorrection of LASIK retreatment. Wear contact lenses or corrective glasses also can fix the problem.

Complications And Risks Of LASIK Eye Surgery

7. Regression & Not Permanent, Less Than 5% Report

The really mean of regression is refers to a significant change, about a -1 diopter or more, over a 10-year period. Enhancements for regression are usually performed three to six months following the original procedure to allow time for the patient's new refraction to stabilize.

8. Epithelial Ingrowth, As Low As 0.2%, As High As 15%

It may be mild, which is usually asymptomatic and seen on routine evaluation. In moderate cases, the patient may have foreign body sensation, photophobia, congestion, pain, irritation, ghosting, glare and halos as well as loss of best corrected visual acuity. In severe cases, It can cause haze and discomfort, especially if the lifted edge is sensed when blinking.

9. Corneal Abrasion

Usually the corneal surface will often rapidly heal on its own in first three days. If the abrasion is large, it may take a few days and your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to help prevent infections. It is important that you do not rub your eye, especially during the healing process.

10. Flap Never Heals, 2% Report

Normal, the flaps heal is quite quickly and it can begin to the first two or three days after the surgery. Final, allowing the cornea to heal for two to four months is usually adequate. However, there are still LASIK flap that only 2% as strong as normal cornea. They may take longer to heal even flap never heals.

11. Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis (DLK), 0.7% - 32% Report

If it is to present, is almost always seen on the first day. It is characterized by a diffuse white, granular infiltrate occurring within a few days after LASIK. Patients report decreased vision, photophobia, decreased pain, and foreign body sensation.

12. Infection, 1:20 For LASIK Versus Contact Lens Use

It is a serious complication. If not treated properly and quickly, infection can lead to diminished vision or in some cases, blindness.

13.Keratoconus, 0.04% - 0.6% Report

When a flap that is cut too deeply during LASIK or when the cornea initially was weakened as evidenced from cornea topography mapping prior to surgery, it will lead to the keratoconus in patients.

Can I Go Blind After LASIK Eye Surgery?

According to the FDA, there have been no reported cases of a patient going blind due to Laser Eye Surgery. In the worst case scenario, which is extremely rare (approximately 1 in 2000 cases) a patient would require a corneal transplant to correct a LASIK complication.

Will A Young Person Still Develop To Presbyopia After LASIK?

Affirmative Answer : Even if you had LASIK eye surgery as a young person and achieve perfect vision, you still will develop to presbyopia, typically beginning between the ages of 40 and 50.