11 doctors weighed in:

Is the refractive surgery a risky thing to do?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless you are a poor candidate (various reasons).
If you have a stable low amount of a simple, regular refractive error with a normal thick cornea and a healthy eye plus informed reasonable expectations, then the risk is small.

In brief: No

Unless you are a poor candidate (various reasons).
If you have a stable low amount of a simple, regular refractive error with a normal thick cornea and a healthy eye plus informed reasonable expectations, then the risk is small.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Although every medical procedure carries a degree of risk, the chances of ending up with worse vision than before the procedure is rare.
In order to minimize the risks, you should seek out a surgeon who performs a large number of these procedures (thousands) and do not be afraid to ask about his/her results with patients who had a prescription similar to yours.

In brief: No

Although every medical procedure carries a degree of risk, the chances of ending up with worse vision than before the procedure is rare.
In order to minimize the risks, you should seek out a surgeon who performs a large number of these procedures (thousands) and do not be afraid to ask about his/her results with patients who had a prescription similar to yours.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Thank
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