What are the risks of LASIK?

LASIK is a tried and tested procedure that has resulted in thousands of happy customers. The vast majority of people are pleased with the results and enjoy the fact that they no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses.

But, nothing in life is 100% risk free and this equally applies to laser eye surgery. LASIK is safe but complications do occur in a small minority of cases.

The LASIK risks are likely to be:

  • Infection
  • Poor night vision (see halos or ‘starbursts’ around lights at night time)
  • Forward bulging of the centre of the cornea (Ectasia)
  • Haze
  • Dry eyes
  • Problems directly related to the epithelium flap

In some cases, patients may have to have revision surgery or an ‘enhancement’.

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