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Can vision worsen after laser refractive surgery?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

Lasik generally gives excellent vision after the first week of healing.
But this is a biological system and the tissues can modify over time. We call this regression and it usually adds some degree of myopia over time. For those in which this happens, it is usually minor but if it is significant, an "enhancement" procedure can be done to reverse the regression. Discuss with your lasik doc.

In brief: Yes

Lasik generally gives excellent vision after the first week of healing.
But this is a biological system and the tissues can modify over time. We call this regression and it usually adds some degree of myopia over time. For those in which this happens, it is usually minor but if it is significant, an "enhancement" procedure can be done to reverse the regression. Discuss with your lasik doc.
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