Be Cautious When Considering LASIK Surgery | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The incidences of LASIK eye surgery complications and injuries have progressively decreased over the years as the technology improved, but it’s not a 100% safe procedure. Numerous complications and abnormalities may arise. This is why it’s crucial for you to perform proper research when considering a LASIK doctor and what type of procedure is best.

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive reports roughly 2-to-3 percent of LASIK eye surgeries are unsuccessful each year, according to the Seattle Times. However, the Food and Drug Administration reported six months after surgery, nearly 28 percent of patients complained of eye dryness, nearly 16 percent complained of blurry vision and nearly 18 percent had problems driving at night.

These are some other potential LASIK injuries, according to

·Over-correction/under-correction of your vision – This is when your vision is not corrected properly and you may suffer blurred and/or poor vision.

·Incapacitating visual “aberrations” – These include hazy vision, double vision, and sensitivity to light

·Loss of vision – This is rare, but not unheard of. The loss of vision is usually the result of infection, scarring, equipment malfunction, etc.

This is a video describing some of the LASIK eye surgery side effects which may occur:

Our law firm represents clients who’ve been severely injured during medical procedures, and I highly recommend you consult a lawyer if you’ve suffered a LASIK eye surgery injury or complication.  

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