The risks associated with lasik eye surgery is not discussed much simply because it's an extremely safe procedure. The benefits far outweigh any risks yet, there are risks involved.

You should never go into any surgical procedure with "rose colored glasses"... at least not before you understand there may be complications involved.

In this article, we'll examine some of the more common Lasik eye surgery risks.

Sight Loss

The most obvious complication is to lose sight. Does this happen? Not that you'd hear about it but it's strongly recommended you discuss it with your surgeon.

It would be extremely rare for any eye surgery to take place if it was discovered during the screening process you had a condition which was considered risky to the overall success of the treatment.

If someone was to suffer loss of vision it would more than likely be part vision which could not be rectified by using eye wear or further surgery.

Frustrating Halos

Halos might be considered holy in religious circles but they are on the not wanted list and a Lasik eye surgery risk you should be told about during the consultation phase. The problems with halo effects is that they generally occur during low light conditions and can hamper such things as driving at night.

Dry Eyes

Another Lasik eye surgery risk is what is known as dry eye syndrome. While dry eye shouldn't have any long term effects it does present a degree of discomfort to the patient because the eye doesn't produce enough moisture. This can lead to such things as blurred vision.

Dry eye doesn't need to be permanent and will require further treatment either via your surgeon or through recommended eye drop use.

Extra Treatment

It's not uncommon for patients to re-visit their surgeons following the initial Lasik treatment. Whether it's for extra surgery or simply as a precautionary measure to keep an eye on the recovery process.

In fact, perfect vision following the initial surgery can be rare with patients who used eyewear before the procedure. They could need additional treatment and they still be required to wear glasses or contacts.

These are just a small sample of Lasik eye surgery risk factors you could encounter but you shouldn't get hung up on them pre-surgery. The percentage of complications which actually occur is extremely low. These risks should be discussed with you when you sit down and talk with your specialist.

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