Risks of Lasik Eye Surgery
Lasik eye surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures in North America. However, while Lasik eye surgery has a very high safety profile, and an equally high success rate, there can be risks associated with the procedure. It is important to fully understand the risks associated with Lasik eye surgery and laser vision correction before making the decision to move forward with the procedure.
Risks can include:
- Eye infections
- Corneal scarring
- Decrease in contrast sensitivity
- Dry eyes
- Glare or halos
- Light sensitivity
- Reduced vision or permanent vision loss
The vast majority of patients are very pleased with the results of Lasik eye surgery, with serious complication rates being held below one percent of all patients treated. Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision since the procedure was introduced more than 20 years ago. Advancements in the technologies and procedures used have made Lasik one of the safest outpatient surgeries conducted today. However, like any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications.
Vision One Lasik Center will take the time to discuss with you all of the possible risks and side effects that may occur as a result of the surgical procedure. You can be certain that we take every possible precaution to reduce the risks of Lasik eye surgery to our patients.
Prior to our initial consultation, we advise you to write down any questions and concerns you may have regarding the risks associated with Lasik Eye Surgery. From our first meeting, to the post-op exam and beyond, your health and wellness is our top priority.