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.
How long does eye laser surgery last?
Prospective patients often ask me, “after successful LASIK, how long will the results last?” The answer for most people is years or even decades. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. Approximately 5 percent of patients develop small changes in their eyes that require a second procedure.
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.
Is eye laser surgery safe?
SMILE and ASLA are as safe and effective as LASIK
LASIK is not suitable for all eyes – different laser eye procedures work best on different refractive errors or corneal features. ASLA is suited to people who have thin corneas, because those patients are at increased risk of complications if they have LASIK.
What is the best age to get laser eye surgery?
Is there an ideal age for patients to get a LASIK procedure? The short answer is no, though there is a general minimum age of 18 to 21. Adults of any age with stable vision and otherwise healthy eyes may be great candidates for LASIK. However, other eye issues often make another treatment a better option for seniors.
Can I get laser eye surgery twice?
Can You Have Laser Eye Surgery Twice? For most people, the outcome of laser eye surgery is permanent, thanks to the high success rates of the procedure. Fortunately, so long as the corneal tissue (on the front of your eye) is thick enough and your eyes are healthy, you can receive repeat laser eye treatment.
What are the disadvantages of laser eye surgery?
Risks of LASIK include:
- Dry eyes. LASIK surgery causes a temporary decrease in tear production.
- Glare, halos and double vision. After surgery you may have difficulty seeing at night.
- Flap problems.
- Vision loss or changes.
How much does Lasik cost?
While charges for LASIK procedures vary widely by practice and region, the average cost of LASIK is between $1,500 to $3,000 per eye depending on the type of the procedure, surgeon and region of the country. Often extremely low prices of $399 or $695 are very unrealistic and considered bait and switch pricing.
Can you go blind from Lasik?
This is extremely rare but has happened. LASIK surgery itself does not cause blindness, and most cases of LASIK complications are avoidable by following aftercare procedures set forth by your surgeon. The most uncomfortable part of LASIK surgery, according to what our patients tell us, is the pressure from the laser.