Life is full of risks and we
all understand that undergoing any sort of medical procedure
including lasik eye surgery has risks. Have all procedures gone
100% to plan. Absolutely not. There have been lasik
complications but if you use an experienced surgeon who has
performed thousands of procedures, the risks obviously go down.
Lasik complications do occur, the question really is, how often?
In the late 1990ís, studies
indicated that up to 5% of patients who underwent lasik surgery
experienced some sort of problem. Today, lasik surgeons believe
the rate of lasik complications is below 1%. It is extremely
rare for lasik to cause permanent vision loss which is actually
worse that it was before surgery when contacts or glasses are
One of the most common lasik
complications were flap cut complications. Older methods used a
blade to cut the flap which is lifted for laser reshaping of the
eye. New technology uses a laser to cut the flap which is more
accurate and results in few flap complications. We highly
recommend that you do your due diligence before proceeding with
this surgery. Consult your doctor and speak to more than one
eye surgeon to get the full story.