Frequently Asked Questions
Our professional, knowledgeable staff can discuss the benefits, risks, and side effects of laser surgery. Our ultimate goal is that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
- Infection: Usually able to be treated with antibiotics, national averages are less than 1 out of 3,000.
- Haze: Originates from the healing process in the eye. It is almost never seen with LASIK. Is almost always gone at the end of 6 months. Is rarely visually significant. Can be re-treated by the laser.
- Under or over correction: Because eyes all heal at different rates, this is the most common (and correctable) complication. We can re-treat the eye anywhere from 3 months to 12 months after the surgery
- Because LASIK involves making a thin flap and applying the laser under the flap, there could be complications.
- There is a small risk that the epithelium (the skin that covers the eye) can grow under the flap. This is almost always treatable without any additional laser surgery.