LASIK is a remarkably safe procedure. But as with any surgical procedure, there may be complications. Vision-threatening complications are very rare; they include infection and flap-related complications. Keratoconus, a degenerative corneal disease which occurs rarely in the general population (1/2000), may occur more frequently after LASIK. If vision loss is severe, corneal transplantation might be necessary.
We educate our patients about all possible surgical complications, but not all problems can be anticipated or prevented. If complications do occur, we manage them to the best of our ability and work with you to obtain the best possible outcome.