But LASIK complication rate statistics are extremely low.
Less than one percent of LASIK patients experience these surgical complications.
That’s one percent, as opposed to 30 percent that report transient side effects.
In other words, the LASIK complication are very rare events.
What is the success rate of Lasik eye surgery?
The latest research reports 99 percent of patients achieve better than 20/40 vision and more than 90 percent achieve 20/20 or better. In addition, LASIK has an unprecedented 96 percent patient satisfaction rate – the highest of any elective procedure.
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.
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 safe is laser eye surgery?
Is laser eye surgery safe? Yes, laser eye surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures in the world. As with any type of clinical procedure, it will always carry some degree of risk. However, this is very low.