As with any surgery, LASIK has a few complications. Scientific studies conducted in the late 1990s depicted that a meager 5% of LASIK eye surgeries resulted in some sort of complication. However, expert eye surgeons claim that the complication rate drops well below 1% if the patient is thoroughly examined prior to the surgery, so as to ensure that the procedure is feasible and beneficial.
Though quite rare, complications due to LASIK do occur. The following are some of the frequently reported complications of LASIK eye surgery.
Dry eye syndrome
Halos or glare around light sources at night
LASIK eye surgery involves the cutting of a flap in the cornea, which is lifted for laser re-shaping of the eye. The flap is then replaced to form a type of natural bandage. Complications may arise if the flap is not cut correctly, which may result in an uneven eye surface and a vision defect called irregular astigmatism.
The above stipulated complications may give an impression that LASIK is a risk-prone surgery. However, much to the patients relief,...