Quick Answer: Is Lasik Dangerous?

Yet LASIK — like any surgery — has risks.

Some patients have harmful complications that may never go away, including dry eyes, starbursts, and cornea damage.

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.

Is Lasik Safe 2019?

For most people, LASIK is a safe, successful procedure that corrects vision for at least several years. LASIK does not work for everyone, and in some instances, it can fail. There are associated risks to the procedure since it is surgery, and there are potential side effects that remain after the surgery.

Why you should not do Lasik?

You Are Not in Good General Health

Certain medical conditions can affect the way your body heals after surgery. Patients with autoimmune diseases are not good Lasik candidates. Many autoimmune conditions cause dry eye syndrome. A dry eye may not heal well and has a higher risk of post-Lasik infection.

Can Lasik surgery go wrong?

The most frequently reported complications from LASIK surgery are dry eyes, halos, glare and other visual disturbances. These problems typically are temporary but rarely can be permanent. More severe complications, including significant vision loss, are possible but very uncommon.