Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. When I tell people I’m a LASIK surgeon, some of them ask me: “How dangerous is LASIK eye surgery?”
It’s not dangerous at all if you choose a surgeon with the right skills and experience and if you are a good candidate.
LASIK eye surgery is the best known and most commonly performed elective surgeries to correct vision problems. LASIK patient satisfaction is high (95%) which compares exceedingly favourably when compared to other elective procedures. Literature review data on quality of life and patient satisfaction show similar outcomes, even as far back as in 2009, when the procedures and diagnostic approaches were not as refined as today.
Complications that result in a loss of vision are very rare. However, it is a surgical procedure and certain side effects of LASIK eye surgery, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual problems such as glare, are fairly common.
These usually clear up after a few weeks or months, and very few people consider them to be a long-term problem.
Certain health conditions can increase the risks associated with LASIK surgery or make the outcome less predictable. The best thing you can do is to discuss all of these factors at your consultation and address any concerns you may have.
To learn more about LASIK and which laser eye surgery treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.