Your eyes are one of your most important possessions, and the safety of any kind of eye procedure is of enormous importance to you. The human eye is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. On the other hand, many cannot have the best vision without assistive devices, for they suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and possibly other visual defects.
It is clear to us that the safety of procedures is of utmost importance to you. It is therefore important that you acquaint yourself well with the procedure before coming to it. During the preliminary examination we heavily emphasize reviewing with you the advantages and possible risk of undergoing a procedure. An important part of this assessment is an exhaustive eye examination before the procedure, which we call the preliminary examination.
During the preliminary examination, information will be given to you regarding your decision to undergo a procedure. It is important for you to acquaint yourself extremely well with this information. By clicking here, you can see this information.
It is important for you to follow all of the advice our doctors give you before, during and after the procedure. It is particularly important that you are aware of what you may do after the procedure.
We then closely monitor your eyes with regular post-procedure examinations for six months after the procedure or longer, if necessary, until we deem that the final result has been achieved.
No surgical procedure is entirely without risk, but experience shows that problems after LASIK, LASEK/PRK and Zyoptix procedures are rare, and few instances of this have come up at LaserSjón.
The main problems that can come up following procedures are:
- One of the most serious side effects of all eye procedures is the risk of infection, but this is much less common after a laser procedure than most other procedures. By using eye drops containing antibiotics, the risk of an eye infection after a procedure is substantially reduced.
- In about 5-10% of cases, two laser procedures are required to achieve the planned results. Also, no promise can be made that an individual will completely get rid of glasses or contact lenses although that is most often the case.
- When one eye is treated but not the other, the coordination between the eyes may be somewhat disturbed. On the other hand, it is generally possible to fix this, but it may be necessary to treat the other eye to achieve the previous coordination.
- If instructions are not followed after the laser procedure, the flap can loosen, but with the technology employed, this can generally be fixed.
- People have been known to experience a halo and glare around bright light, and the sharpness of night vision sometimes decreases after laser procedures.
- Dry eye syndrome is one the commonest temporary side effects of laser procedures, but artificial tears can fix this. Such artificial tears can be obtained in pharmacies without a prescription. In by far the most cases, dry eye syndrome disappears within several weeks and is, more often than not, a small problem.
- People aged 40 and older, who do not use reading glasses before the procedure, may need them after the procedure.
We at LaserSjón place enormous emphasis on the utmost safety in all preparations and the preparatory process as well as the performance of procedures.