LASIK is a time-tested technique for correcting many different vision issues, but there is always the risk of complications. Dr. Cohen helps patients understand the potential side effects and uses the safest, most advanced methods so the risk of complications is minimized every step of the way.
LASIK surgery has been performed for many years and has a very high success rate and a low rate of complications. However, as with any type of surgical procedure, there is a risk that complications can occur. Some complications resolve on their own over time, while others can require additional surgery or may be permanent. Understanding the possible risks before having LASIK performed is the best way to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your treatment.
Some of the side effects that can occur following a LASIK procedure include:
halos around light sources .
difficulties seeing at night or in very low-light conditions
These side effects are often temporary and resolve within the first six months following surgery or can be easily fixed. When complications do occur, they often involve the flap, the small piece of corneal tissue that is peeled back to expose the lower layers for reshaping. Flap complications can occur in both traditional and bladeless LASIK and may include:
irregular flap made during surgery (“free flap” or “buttonhole flap”)
flap displacement (flap striae)
inflammation beneath the flap (sometimes called “sands of Sahara”)
infection underneath the flap
growth of epithelial cells (cells normally found on the surface of your eye) beneath the flap
optical problems caused by the flap or its placement that affect the clarity of your vision
The best way to reduce complications is to make sure the surgeon you choose is experienced in the type of procedure you're having performed. Surgical experience and skill have a major impact on your post-LASIK visual acuity (your ability to see well without glasses), so be sure to choose a surgeon with plenty of successful outcomes. When other surgeons that aren't specialists have complications, they often refer their patients to Dr. Cohen to resolve.
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