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How likely is eye laser surgery going bad?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Low

Generally, lasik is very safe and the risk of vision loss is far less than 0.
1%. Like most surgeries, the risk of bad results decreases as the surgeon's experience increases. You should ask how many procedures the doctor has performed, what his/her rate of complications is, and the percentage of patients with similar prescription who have achieved their target result. This info should be available.

In brief: Low

Generally, lasik is very safe and the risk of vision loss is far less than 0.
1%. Like most surgeries, the risk of bad results decreases as the surgeon's experience increases. You should ask how many procedures the doctor has performed, what his/her rate of complications is, and the percentage of patients with similar prescription who have achieved their target result. This info should be available.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology

In brief: Slim but not zero

Most people end up much better after surgery than before without glasses, but the chances of having a complication are still there and real, probably less than 1%.

In brief: Slim but not zero

Most people end up much better after surgery than before without glasses, but the chances of having a complication are still there and real, probably less than 1%.
Dr. Daniel Bustos
Dr. Daniel Bustos
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