Despite the pluses, there are some disadvantages to LASIK eye surgery:
- LASIK is technically complex. Rare problems may occur when the doctor creates the flap, which can permanently affect vision.
- LASIK can rarely cause a loss of “best” vision.
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.
Is Lasik safe long term?
The Long-Term Effects of LASIK: Good and Bad. LASIK is considered an elective and cosmetic surgery, meaning that it is not usually deemed medically necessary. The American Refractive Surgery Council reports that 99 percent of individuals who undergo LASIK achieve 20/40 vision, and over 90 percent achieve at least 20/20
Can laser eye surgery go wrong?
Sight-threatening complications such as significant loss of vision from LASIK surgery are extremely rare, and many side effects and laser eye surgery complications can be resolved with additional surgery or medical treatment.
Is Lasik Worth the Risk?
LASIK surgery has a good track record. Complications that result in a loss of vision are rare, and most people are satisfied with the results. Certain side effects, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual disturbances, are fairly common.