Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut

IS LASIK SAFE?

If your eyesight isn’t optimal you have probably considered finding a LASIK specialist in Fairfield, CT. This state-of-the-art vision correction procedure is performed by creating a flap in your cornea, reshaping the underlying tissue, and returning the flap to its original position, where it heals on its own. LASIK typically leaves people with 20/20 vision or better when they have recovered from the surgery, but not everyone is considered a good candidate.

The Risks Are Rare

As with any type of surgery, laser or otherwise, there is always some risk associated with the procedure. For example, in rare cases the cornea may heal slowly or become infected, or the flap may fail to re-adhere to the underlying tissue naturally once the procedure is over. The truth, however, is that few LASIK patients experience serious complications.

A more common risk of LASIK is that you could end up with dry eye after the procedure, either on a short-term or long-term basis. This could hamper your eye’s ability to heal. This can be handled by adding eye drops to your recovery routine to make it easier for your eyes to heal.

Most LASIK patients never experience any of these problems. Overall, LASIK is one of the safest procedures that one can have to correct their vision to perfect, or nearly perfect, parameters.

OCC Can Determine Whether You Are a Good Candidate for LASIK

Not everyone with bad vision is a good candidate for LASIK. This determination should be made by a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in procedures of the cornea, and is based on the health and condition of your eyes before the procedure. Contact Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut today to schedule an appointment with us today.