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The benefits of laser eye surgery are amazing, but a lot of people are usually concerned about laser eye surgery risks as well. before deciding to have the procedure. If you’re considering laser vision correction, it’s important to understand those potential risks so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment. That said, it’s extremely unlikely that you will experience any serious complications.
If you’re worried about laser eye surgery risks or side effects, it can help to take a look at the facts and figures around potential complications. Here are some statistics to consider:
The figures show that while laser eye surgery does come with risks, they may be smaller than the risk of carrying on with contacts. If LASIK goes wrong, the problems can almost always be fixed with further treatment.
You may find it useful to read the laser eye surgery patient leaflet from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, which explains the facts about laser vision correction – and how the risks compare with contact lens use.
One of our OCL laser eye surgeons answering the question about the top laser eye surgery risks.
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The most common LASIK side effects are minor and temporary, occurring during the first few days and weeks after surgery.
You may experience dry eyes, which can be treated using artificial tears. Your vision may take a while to settle down, and you may experience blurriness, halos and other visual issues in the recovery period after surgery. You will have regular check-ups during this time, to make sure your recovery is on track.
There’s a raised risk of eye infection after surgery. This can be treated with antibiotic eye drops.
If you still have any concerns about laser eye surgery going wrong, it’s important to discuss these with your surgeon, so that you can make the right decision about your treatment.
It’s natural to think about what will happen if laser eye surgery goes wrong, but you can keep the risk to a minimum by choosing a trusted surgeon with a track record of good results. By following your surgeon’s advice and taking care of your eyes after the procedure, you stand an excellent chance of a happy outcome.
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The cost of laser eye surgery is an important consideration when you’re deciding whether or not to have the LASIK or LASEK procedure. How much
All surgeons have been dual fellowship trained at centres of excellence in London and internationally.
Bespoke treatment plan tailored directly by your surgeon with comprehensive aftercare and support.
We have invested in the best currently available technology for laser eye surgery and lens surgery
Our flagship clinic in Central London and satellite clinics in London and Hertfordshire are equipped with the latest technology
For those who feel unable to attend in person we are now offering expert support through video consultations for self-pay & insured patients
We are partnered with Hitachi Capital and can offer 0% finance for all of our eye surgery procedures. Our affordable finance can make it easier to spread the cost of surgery over a number of months if required.