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Is LASIK Safe? Laser Eye Surgery Risks and Side Effects

LASIK eye surgery has become a routine, relatively low-risk procedure with excellent success rates since the procedure was FDA approved in 1996. Today, most patients walk away with 20/20 vision after the procedure, but – as with all medical procedures – it is important to make an informed decision.

LASIK RISKS AND BENEFITS: What are the side effects, pros and cons?

Before deciding whether to have vision correction surgery, you should carefully weigh the risks and benefits of LASIK. Your LASIK surgeon should also always go over the risks with you during your LASIK consultation.


Here are some LASIK complications cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which evaluates the safety of LASIK in the United States:

While a small percentage of patients may experience symptoms during the healing process, they should can be managed by working closely with your surgeon – and, if needed, treated to help you achieve your ideal vision.

Benefits of LASIK

However, recent studies (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-sponsored “Patient Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL)” and an evaluation of available scientific literature worldwide on advanced LASIK, “Modern LASIK Outcomes: A Review”) have shown overwhelming success:

Call 1-800-309-2020 today to schedule a comprehensive consultation so we can determine the LASIK procedure that is right for you!