Is There a Risk of Vision Loss with Laser Eye Surgery?  

Before undergoing laser eye surgery or before deciding on the operation, you may have various concerns. After all, we are talking about a surgical intervention and it is an operation for one of the most sensitive areas such as the eye. Naturally, you may feel anxious and this is normal. In our blog content, we give brief information about the issues that patients are most concerned about. In this content, we will answer the question “Is there a risk of vision loss in laser eye surgery?”.

Is Laser Eye Surgery Risky? Can Vision Loss Occur?

Laser eye surgeries are generally low-risk and safe procedures. However, as with any surgical intervention, there may be some risks. Vision loss is a rare complication of laser eye surgery.

The pre-surgical evaluation process is very important to minimize these risks. Factors such as the experience of the specialist performing the surgery, the quality of the technology and the correct determination of patient candidacy play an important role in reducing the risks. Potential risks of vision loss include complications such as infection, corneal damage, corneal insufficiency, decreased visual acuity or dry eye.

Is there a risk of vision loss in laser eye surgery

However, such serious complications are very rare and almost non-existent. Generally, laser eye surgery has a high probability of being successful and most patients experience a significant improvement in vision after the procedure. However, as with any surgical intervention, it is important to be informed about the possible risks and complications.

Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor in detail before surgery to learn about the potential risks and possible outcomes of the surgery. Following your doctor’s recommendations both before and after the operation will minimize these risks.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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