Are you interested in laser eye surgery but not sure if you are a suitable candidate or have doubts about the risks and side effects? Here is a general guideline about laser eye surgery to help you with your decision.
Am I A Good Candidate?
- Are you over the age of 18?
- Is your prescription stable?
- Is your cornea thick enough?
- Are your eyes in good health?
If you can answer yes to these questions you are likely a good candidate for laser eye surgery!
What are the risks or side effects?
Just like all surgical procedures, there are risks. However, when performed by an experienced surgeon, the risk of complications is quite low.
The most common risks and side effects are:
- Undercorrection or overcorrection: occurs when the refractive error was not fully corrected or corrected more than intended. Both cases can lead to blurry vision but can be fixed by an enhancement procedure.
- Corneal haze: a clouding of the cornea during the healing process and may cause blurry vision. Corneal haze eventually disappears on its own but may take months or years.
- Dry eye: eyes may be dry for the first few months after surgery.
- Irritation and sensitivity to bright lights: both are extremely common after surgery and typically lasts for a few days but subsides as the eyes heal.
If you are unsure about any of these questions, please visit us for an eye exam and we can address further questions or concerns about your suitability.