I’ve heard of so many botched surgeries, enough to make me reluctant to undergo any procedure unless it’s really necessary. Laser eye surgery does appeal to me, but I’d like some assurance that it is a safe procedure. So please tell me, is there a high probability of a laser eye procedure going wrong?

 
 

In a word, no. As with any type of surgery there are risks involved and complications can arise from laser eye surgical procedures, but thanks to the advancement of the technology in the last two decades, along with thorough patient assessment required before treatment, the risk of laser eye surgery going wrong is very low.

How Often Do Complications Arise?

On average, complications will arise in 1 out of 1000 laser eye surgery procedures. Of these complications, 99.9% can be rectified with further treatment. Whilst there is an estimated 1 in 5,000,000 chance of blindness resulting from laser eye surgery, to date, there has not been a single reported case despite the performance of more than 30,000,000 laser eye procedures worldwide.

Any reputable laser eye surgery provider will take the time to fully explain the risks involved and the likely outcome of your own surgery as well as being able to provide statistics of their success rate.

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