Laser eye surgery is a popular and effective way to correct vision problems, but it is essential to be aware of the potential side effects before undergoing the procedure. Dry eyes, temporary visual issues such as glare, and infection are some of the most common risks associated with laser eye surgery. The risk of infection is highest with LASEK and PRK, and lowest with IntraLasik. WaveScan technology allows for a personalized laser treatment plan with larger treatment areas, but approximately 1 in 10 people who undergo laser surgery need follow-up procedures for the best results.
Additionally, some individuals may experience an unstable cornea after laser eye surgery, which can cause halos for a few days or weeks after the procedure. For those who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, laser eye surgery can be an excellent way to improve vision without having to wear corrective glasses. LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis) is one of the most popular surgeries that reshapes the cornea so that light focuses on the retina at the back of the eye. The iLASIK procedure uses two lasers for improved safety; one to create the corneal flap and another for vision correction treatment.
It is essential to find an experienced eye care specialist when considering laser eye surgery. Eye Care Specialists should own the lasers used for LASIK surgery and employ a VISX certified laser engineer to ensure optimal laser care, calibration and performance. In conclusion, laser eye surgery can be a great way to improve vision without having to wear corrective glasses. However, it is important to understand the potential side effects before undergoing the procedure and find an experienced eye care specialist for optimal results.