Laser eye surgery: The risks explained

July 5, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

There are always risks involved in any medical procedure. With laser eye surgery there can be complications,but these can usually be avoided if the correct diagnosis is given before treatment is carried out.

A trained laser eye specialist will be able to offer an opinion on whether or not you are suitable for laser vision correction in order to minimise the risks associated with surgery.

Laser eye surgery involves risks but a trained specialist will be able to offer advice on whether you are suitable for the procedure

Laser eye surgery involves risks but a trained specialist will be able to offer advice on whether you are suitable for the procedure

It is extremely rare now to have serious side effects or damage to your eyes as a result of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery technology in the UK is highly advanced and most clinics will provide cutting edge laser procedures. Intralase Lasik Laser eye surgery is a popular service in the UK.

The side effects of laser eye surgery can include:

• Painful Eyes – This is a common side effect of laser eye surgery. Patients usually experience mild discomfort after treatment, but the effects usually subside quickly after surgery.

• Blurry vision – Problems such as cloudiness or hazy vision are often apparent for around a week after treatment as the cornea takes time to recover and repair. These symptoms usually subside in a few days.

• Dry Eyes – It is usually expected that you will experience dry eyes after laser eye surgery. The nerve in the part of the eye that produces tears can become damaged, meaning eye lubrication can be hampered. Again these effects usually subside in a couple of days.

• Pink or Red Eyes – Blood vessels in the white of the eye can become damaged causing redness. These blood vessels are very quick repairing, so the discoloration should clear up after a few days post-treatment.

• Starbursts or Glare – You may experience starbursts or glare after laser eye surgery. This is a common side effect. It is advised that you don’t drive at night if you have these symptoms, but you should not experience problems for more than a month.

If you are thinking about laser eye surgery and are concerned about the risks or side effects, visit Optimax.co.uk, consult your nearest laser eye clinic or ophthalmologist.

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