In most cases the improved vision LASIK surgery provides is permanent.
But in a limited number of cases — usually due to changes that can occur in the lens inside the eye, with or without LASIK surgery — some nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism can return over time, causing blurry vision.
Can Lasik surgery be repeated?
LASIK is a permanent surgical procedure that alters the shape of your cornea to help you see more clearly. In some cases, you may need a secondary, or enhancement surgery, after an initial LASIK procedure. In general, there is no limit on how many LASIK procedures you can get in your lifetime.
How often does Lasik need to be redone?
With modern LASIK, the enhancement rate is 1-2 percent in the first 12 months and then about 1 percent a year after that as patients’ eyes can change with time. So, for example, 10 years after LASIK, approximately 10 percent of patients may require an enhancement procedure to maintain their excellent vision.13 May 2016
Can you do Lasik a second time?
April 10, 2003 — Will just one LASIK solve your vision problem? New data show some patients are at higher risk of needing a second LASIK. But there’s good news — even if another LASIK’s needed. Using the same “flap” cut into the eye by the first laser surgery makes second LASIKs safer than ever before.10 Apr 2003
How many Lasik enhancements can be done?
The Bottom Line on LASIK Enhancements
The majority of LASIK patients achieve their vision goals with LASIK: 90 percent get to 20/20 or better vision after the procedure. So, the likelihood you will want a LASIK enhancement is pretty small.4 Oct 2018