LASIK Risks & LASIK Surgery Complications

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LASIK Risks & LASIK Surgery Complications

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with LASIK, though most risks and potential complications are not significantly vision threatening. Recent data has shown that the complication rate with LASIK is less than 1% and most patients who experience LASIK complications can receive corrections through a second treatment or an enhancement. Rarely do the procedural complications cause significant or permanent vision loss which result in the patient ending up with worse vision than prior to the LASIK procedure.

The risk of eye infections related to LASIK surgery is minimal. You will be given a prescription for and antibiotic eye drop medicine to use for approximately one week after LASIK to prevent infection during the early stage of healing.

More about LASIK surgery risks from the FDA.