How Common is Infection After LASIK?
Binghamton Eye Doctor Serving Elmira, Corning, Ithaca, Syracuse, Cortland, & Oneonta, NY
One of the most serious of complications following LASIK at our Binghamton practice or anywhere, is the risk of infection.
While rare, infections can happen after LASIK or PRKsurgery, and may lead to serious conditions if left untreated.
Binghamton LASIK doctor, Daniel Sambursky, M.D., specializes in cataract surgery, including LASIK. With over 21,000 LASIK procedures performed, he has the experience to identify and treat infections as soon as they occur.
Incidence of Infection After LASIK
A study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology focused on the risk of vision loss from infection. It showed that the rates of infection leading to vision loss were substantially lower following LASIK than resulting from routine contact lens use. While contact lens wearers have a 1 in 2000 risk of significant vision loss from infection, for LASIK patients, the risk is about 1 in 10,000.
One reason for this may be excellent post-operative care. Stay aware of any signs of infection and see your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
- Pain or tenderness in the eyes
- Watery eyes
- Reduced best-corrected vision
- Increased sensitivity to glare
Please contact Dr. Daniel Sambursky today to find out if LASIK is right for you. Call our Binghamton LASIK offices at 877-333-0700 to schedule your consultation. We also serve Elmira, Corning and Ithaca, New York.