Laser Eye Correction Risks

Laser Eye Correction Risks

Following are the Laser Eye Correction Risks. Please note that most of these outcomes are very rare, and in general, most laser eye correction patients do extremely well, and are off to work on th very next day with perfect outcomes.

a) Procedure may not be completed on the same day-generally with bladeless lasik or ReLEx smile, this is unlikely-and may need to be postponed by a few weeks.

b) Undercorrection or overcorrection, resulting in some number being left behind. Generally speaking, we offer a free enhancement procedure to take care of this. Our current enhancement rates are 1-2%. ReLEx smile enhancement rates are about 0.2%.

c) Post-operative infection. Extremely rare if proper care is taken

d) Excessive Corneal thinning. We will not treat patients whose corneas are already too thin. But in some cases, very rarely, excessive thinning can happen despite our best efforts.

e) Night Vision DIsturbances, like glare and haloes at night. Generally, with the best profiles like aspheric lasik or wavefront customized LASIK this is not likely.

f) Another Laser Eye Correction Risk is an eye infection. An eye infection can have disastrous consequences if not treated properly. This is why we advise antibiotic drops prior to the procedure, and after the procedure, and follow the strictest infection control protocols during surgery. Our infection rate is about 1 in 5000.

g) Flap complications-Only likely with LASIK and not with Bladeless LASIK or ReLEx smile.

Other Laser Eye Corrections risks are also possible. Please click the link for more details.