Every surgery, as simple as it might seem can have secondary effects. Lasik complications are considered as laser eye surgery risks. Although these complications can be reduced by having an experienced surgeon at hand, there is always a small chance of eventualities waiting to happen. Every single decision should be based on real facts and this information can be found in the form of professional advice and risk assessments.
In order to understand these risks it is important to understand the process in depth. A laser beam cuts a real thin flap just into the front of the eye. As this flap is lifted the laser can be applied to shape the eye. As a final step, the flap is replaced so it can heal. By following this procedure some complications can arise and will be mentioned next:
1. Frequent Dry Eye
This tends to be the most common complaint in the post Lasik complications list. Although it is not considered as a severe side-effect it is definitely bothersome and for many good reasons. The eyes are really sensitive and if the corneal nerves are not working properly because of the surgery, then a healthy production of tear film might be compromised. It is also important to notice that some people might suffer from dry eye without giving their eyes enough healing time, which is of the essence; in this particular case, the only advice any good doctor can provide is having patience. Two or three days after surgery are enough time for this side effect to pass. If these effects persists then it can be considered as a complication, and this leads us to the next pointer.
2. Eye irritation or infection
Some bladeless Lasik complications present themselves in different manners. Frequent Dry Eye can lead to irritation or infection; in this case visiting a doctor immediately is recommended, and not only because it is really bothersome but the fact that the eyes are incredibly sensitive may lead them to further complications or even emergencies. These symptoms might signal an infection, especially if they are accompanied by pain, itching, loss of vision and redness.
3. Lasik complications in the form of visual distortions
There are many manifestations of distortions such as haloes, starbursts, ghosting and double vision. These manifestations usually happen when the patient is exposed to weather conditions such as fog or a variety of light conditions such as those found at nighttime. Thankfully most of these occurrences can be corrected by using night glasses.
These possible Lasik complications can usually be treated by using laser enhancements and re-treatments. It is an encouraging fact that Lasik eye surgery complications are reported to happen less than one percent of the time. It is of the utmost importance to consider the facts already listed since vision should be taken care of not only when the surgery is performed but also caring for the eyes after it has been performed. Although the first few days after the operation are critical it would be wise to be aware of every possibility as time goes by, not to cause worry or stress but in the pursuit of ocular vision preservation.
Although, there is a risk for possible complications afterwards, most lasik treatments are reported successful and has been considered by most doctors to be the latest technology in treating eye problems. The risk of losing eyesight is greater than the risk involved in the lasik treatment. With expert eye surgeons, your anxiety will lessen. Make sure you only trust professionals when it comes to restoring your eyesight.