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Are there Risks with LASIK?

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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?

Millions of Americans are less dependent on their contact lenses and glasses thanks to LASIK eye surgery. LASIK is a permanent procedure that corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is one of the most popular procedures performed today, improving the quality of life for many individuals. Due to the latest technology and experience of skilled surgeons, LASIK eye surgery results have continued to improve over the years with remarkable success. However, some potential candidates still ask if LASIK is safe.

How Common are LASIK Complications?

LASIK surgery delivers extraordinary results, with most patients achieving 20/20 vision or better after the procedure. It has an excellent safety record, and it has been approved and considered safe by the FDA since 1996. But just like any other surgery, complications can occur. After surgery, a small percentage of patients still may need to wear corrective eyewear due to incomplete corrections. However, this can easily be fixed with a touch up laser procedure to enhance less-than-perfect vision.

Other complications LASIK patients may experience are dry eyes, haze, oversized pupils, eye inflammation, epithelial ingrowth and decentered ablations. Although results are not the same for everyone, overall the rate of complications is very low. Today, the number of people who experience a problem due to LASIK is under one percent. In addition, patient satisfaction rates continue to grow higher every year.

LASIK IntraLase Blade-Free Technology at Marano Eye Care

At Marano Eye Care, our specialists use the IntraLase Laser, the most advanced technology for laser vision correction. This laser provides our patients with incredible results, including better vision, reduced risk of complications, reduced incidence of dry eye, improved comfort and fewer re-treatments. Because of its consistent accuracy, patients who were not eligible for LASIK before may now be considered an eligible candidate. To further the correction process, CustomVue technology is used to map out a 3D image of your eye from over 240 points of light. This 3D mapping gives our specialists measurements that are 25 times more precise than what corrective eyewear and conventional LASIK can measure and correct.

Request an Appointment at Marano Eye Care

With our LASIK procedure, you’ll see extreme benefits that will last a lifetime. Don’t be dependent on your glasses or contacts anymore; solve your vision problems with us at Marano Eye Care! Our specialists will help you learn the benefits and risks before you choose to go ahead with surgery, making sure you fully understand what the surgery entails. We will walk you through the process step-by-step, answering any questions or concerns you may have and personalizing the process the process to fit your specific needs. Contact us today to request appointment at one of our two New Jersey locations in Livingston and Newark.

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