After Lasik Eye Surgery Risks

Although Lasik eye surgery procedure is irreversible and safe, but still there could some long term post-surgery complications and risks. All the long term complications are still to be documented. There are only 3 to 6% chances of unsolved post-operative complications occurring in the patients who have undergone Lasik.

After Lasik Surgery Risks and Complications

Here is the list of some frequently occurring post-operative risks and complications.

  • Under or over corrections
  • Dry eyes
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Induced astigmatism
  • Fluctuations in visual accuracy
  • Presence of debris or wrinkles below the corneal flap
  • Epithelium erosion
  • Detachment of the posterior vitreous
  • Hole in the macula

Advantages and Disadvantages of Lasik Eye Surgery

Below are the major advantages and disadvantages of Lasik eye surgery.

Advantages of Lasik Surgery

  • Lasik eye surgery is completed within 30 minutes and it is highly effective.
  • The technical advancement of Lasik surgery significantly reduces clinical risks after the refractive surgery.
  • Surveys show that 92-98% of the patients are satisfied after the surgery.

Disadvantages of Lasik Surgery

  • Lasik surgery is irreversible and performed on the most sensitive part of the eye.
  • Lasik surgery is not permanent and later the patient may have to use glasses.
  • Insurance policies do not cover Lasik surgery.
  • To get the best results of Lasik, the patient may require undergoing an enhancement or additional surgery.

Also read Lasik eye surgery: Indications and Precautions, Surgical Procedure and Recovery