Does LASIK Have Serious Complications?
In addition to permanent vision correction, one of the major advantages of laser eye surgery is the safety of the procedure. Over 99 percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision, and complication rates are extremely low. If you live in or around Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville or Sacramento, California, and you’d like to learn more about the advantages of LASIK, Stephen Wilmarth, M.D., is an experienced practitioner who can answer your questions about the safety of the procedure.
Though LASIK enjoys a high track record for safety and effectiveness, some minor complications can occur. To keep potential side effects to an absolute minimum, Dr. Wilmarth and his staff will first conduct a comprehensive vision and medical screening for any patient who is considering LASIK.
After reviewing the condition of your eyes and your overall health, Dr. Wilmarth will discuss whether or not laser vision correction is right for you, as well as any possible side effects of LASIK. These side effects are generally mild and last for a short period of time:
- Discomfort and sensitivity to light during the first few days after the procedure.
- Glare or haziness for three to six months.
- Dry eye symptoms for up to 6 months.
Some patients might experience insufficient or too much correction. Choosing an experienced LASIK surgeon who uses precise, state-of-the-art technology increases the likelihood of achieving your target vision correction in a single procedure.
To find out more about LASIK, please contact Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center or call 916-850-3060 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Wilmarth serves patients in or around Folsom and surrounding communities in Northern California.