Infection and Delayed Healing ű There is a 0.1% chance the cornea will become infected after LASIK.
Undercorrection/Overcorrection ű Some people still require corrective lenses to obtain good vision.
The LASIK procedure is not perfect. While 20-20 vision and freedom from corrective lenses has been the outcome of the surgery in a majority of the millions of patients who have elected to have it, there are still considerable risks to be considered. Even when the surgery is performed correctly, there can be side-effects or risks associated with LASIK. The following are the most common risks associated with this procedure:
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Regression ű The effect of the surgery is gradually lost.
Health professionals argue that anyone seeking to undergo the LASIK procedure should schedule a pre-screening exam costing around $250.00 (Braham 2002). There are many reasons for a pre-screening exam. LASIK surgery is not for everyone and if performed on the wrong individuals it may cause greater harm than good, possibly causing blindness in some cases. One of the biggest factors or criteria for ruling the procedure in or out is the thickness of the cornea. The FDA recommends that the cornea by at least 410 microns thick after LASIK, as patients with thin corneas can suffer vision loss (Braham 2002). Ideal candidates should also be over 21 years of age as the eyes are still growing until that point. Ideal candidates for LASIK surgery must also have healthy eyes that are free of retinal problems, corneal scares, and any eye disease, (Lewis 1998, 7). While these and other considerations must be determined during a pre-screening exam to decide if a patien