First came glasses, then contact lenses and now there is the miracle of Lasik. Many thousands of the people are going daily for Lasik corrective eye surgery even though there are some risks and complications as there is with many other surgeries. It is very important to choose the right surgeon to do the procedure as this will help you to slim down the risk of anything going wrong. Some people who are not appropriate candidates for Lasik surgery can still have PRK, LASEK or even implantable lenses.
How Commonality of LASIK Complications
Over the years the confidence of society has built up in favor of Lasik due to the success rate. Every year the technology becomes more sophisticated. Because of this the US military even opt for putting their troops through the procedure so they do not have to rely on glasses. In fact up to the year 2008 there were over two hundred and twenty four thousand troops who had done the procedure. After many studies in the military the results for Lasik have been positive, in fact the majority of the troops were given a 20/20 vision or some even better. One study found out that just one in 112,500 soldiers needed medical disability retirement because of difficulties from laser vision correction.
Decreasing LASIK Complication Rates
As said above, the safety and the sophistication of Lasik keeps improving. The complications are almost a thing of the 1990’s when it was around five percent of people that had a complication after the Lasik surgery. Nowadays it is less than one percent of people who complain of a complication after the process. If you have been sensible and have chosen a good surgeon to do the procedure than they may very well tell you that you cannot have the surgery due to a preexisting condition such as diabetes. But surgeons that are not reputable may not dissuade you as they should.
The Truth about the Risks of LASIK
As with any form of surgery there are risks involved. Some people who get the 20/20 vision after the procedure may still suffer with double vision, unsettled dry eyes or even difficulty seeing at night time because of glare around lights. Unfortunately your surgeon cannot guarantee to you that these will not happen to you. During the procedure in some rare cases the flap can be cut too thin or too thick which may cause a wrinkle effect. Most complications can be resolved in the future weeks after the process.