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Since LASIK refractive eye surgery was introduced millions of patients in North America underwent this surgery. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of this patient population encountered…

LASIK complications and problems

Since LASIK refractive eye surgery was introduced millions of patients in North America underwent this surgery. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of this patient population encountered unanticipated complications which have affected their quality of life. Some of the more common problems that these patients have encountered include glare and halos around lights, starbursts, blurred and distorted vision. Chronic headaches and dry eyes which is probably the most common post-LASIK complication.

For 25 years I have been taking care of this hurt patient population treating them with specialty contact and scleral lenses. In 2008 I appeared and testified before the FDA about LASIK induced ocular and vision problems. I stated before the FDA panel that LASIK was a clear and present danger to the welfare of the  American public. Many of the problems that LASIK patients may encounter can occur days to years after the LASIK surgery was done.
 
 LASIK complication
 
The FDA has a website that spells out the risks of LASIK surgery. The following is stated on this FDA 
website: “some patients loose vision, some patients develop debilitating visual symptoms and some 
patients develop severe dry eye syndrome.” In addition, stated on this website: “the long term safety
and effectiveness of LASIK is not known”.
 
Thankfully there are new technologies to help patients who have experienced complications stemming
from LASIK surgery. Properly designed and fit scleral lenses have the ability to restore quality vision
while at the same time treating a patient’s dry eye. This because the scleral lens does not touch the 
front surface of the eye. Instead, the scleral lens vaults over the cornea and rests on the white portion of the  eye (the sclera). a liquid reservoir exists between the back surface of the scleral lens and the front surface of the eye. In other words, the front surface of the eye is always in a liquid environment. Vision and comfort is almost always excellent.
 
LASIK complication and problem
 
The images in this article show a cornea with a condition known as “post-LASIK corneal ectasia”. This condition developed many years after the LASIK surgery was done. Look carefully and note that the lower half of the cornea protruded outward. The patient’s vision with this eye is blurred and distorted. The 2nd image was taken with a technology known as “optical coherence tomography” In this image there is a scleral lens over the front surface of the eye which is allowing this patient to see clearly and comfortably again.
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For 25 years I have been taking care of this hurt patient population treating them with specialty contact and scleral lenses. In 2008 I appeared and testified before the FDA about LASIK induced ocular and vision problems.
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