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I am thinking about Laser surgery. What are some of the side effects I should be aware of?

The Laser is a very safe procedure. In fact, it’s the safest. You’ll see the risk involves blindness, but it’s an infinitesimally small risk. Laser is also very effective but not 100-percent perfect. There is a great chance we can reduce your prescription, but not a 100-percent chance you’ll walk out and never have to wear glasses again. There’s an 85-percent chance that – with the best surgeons in town – you’ll be able to see without glasses and contacts. You might still have some astigmatism, near or far; you might still need to wear glasses or contacts. Laser can be repeated. We wait 3-6 months, and we can enhance or provide a second surgery. Glare and halos are two more common side effects. But we see those less and less with custom eye surgery. There are fewer problems with nighttime vision. The more common side effect is dryness. Everybody’s eyes are dryer after laser, but it gets better. There are a number of therapies before surgery to minimize the chance of dryness after. There’s nearly no discomfort through the post- operative course.

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