Eyes could easily be called one of the most delicate organs of the human body, and also one of the most precious. They are our windows to the world and therefore we should take utmost care of them. As a result, before undergoing surgery of the eyes, we must acquaint ourselves completely with the risks involved.
One of the best things about Lasik Eye Surgery is that it has very few risks involved and chances of these risks showing up in your surgery are as low as one per cent. The cherry on the cake is that even if you are among the one per cent, the complications involved in the surgery resolve soon after the surgery. Also, the after effects are temporary and disappear in a short while after the surgery.
Some of the risks involved in lasik eye surgery are Induced Astigmatism, Dry Eyes, Haze, Corneal Abrasion, Night Glare and Halos, Central Islands, Corneal Flap Risks, Epithelial Ingrowth, Regression, Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis (DLK), Infection or Severe Inflammation. Among these, infection and inflammation are the most feared out of all the complications. However, they are extremely rare and can be easily avoided by taking proper care of the eyes before, during and after the surgery. As for the rest of the risks and complications mentioned, the probability of their occurrence is low and long-term effects are highly uncommon.
Although the success rates of Lasik Eye Surgery are impeccable, the outcome of every surgery is relative and depends on the patient, his case history and medical conditions and of course the doctor. It is advisable therefore for every individual to weigh the pros and cons of the surgery, to discuss his/her expectations from the surgery and also to be familiar with all the possible outcomes before undergoing it.