If you are thinking about having your vision improved with a laser vision correction procedure such as LASIK, you are naturally going to want to know about the potential for LASIK complications. It is natural to worry, and healthy to investigate, the risks, along with the benefits of any procedure – particularly one you are choosing for your vision. The good news for those looking into LASIK is there is a tremendous amount of scientific research that proves LASIK is a safe and effective vision correction option for those who are good candidates for the procedure. Let’s look at the facts.
The data from the thousands of clinical studies around LASIK showcase its outstanding record for safety, a fact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has repeatedly affirmed since the procedure was first approved nearly 20 years ago. The body of evidence – which today totals more than 7,000 studies – and the clinical experience with LASIK estimates the risk of significant, sight-threatening LASIK complications is an extremely low 1 percent. Laser vision correction has been available for more than 20 years and in that time, more than 19 million LASIK procedures have been performed in the U.S. Patient satisfaction is very high, averaging more than 96 percent. This high degree of patient satisfaction is due, in part, to the extremely low risk of LASIK complications. In fact, recent clinical studies suggest the risk of vision loss due to infection is much higher with contact lenses than LASIK over a lifetime of use.
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Dr. Neil B. Griffin is one of the leading ophthalmologists in the South Carolina area and specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery in Myrtle Beach. He is committed to providing world class surgical technology and the most advanced vision diagnostics. Griffin Eye Center offers the latest in cataract surgery with the most advanced Intra-Ocular Lenses available and a complete state-of-the-art on-site LASIK suite for the best Laser Vision Correction possible.
Griffin Eye Center offers a free LASIK screening to see if you are a candidate for LASIK. Visit griffineyecenter.com to contact us or 843-449-6414.