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Is LASIK Surgery Safe?

LASIK surgery is laser eye surgery. It is designed to correct certain visual impairments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and severe astigmatisms. It has a 96 percent success rate and has been approved by the FDA since 1996. It is considered very safe and effective. However, a small portion of individuals that receive LASIK surgery do experience some complications. Therefore, it is very important to talk to one of our eye doctors in Texas to make sure you are a good candidate.

Benefits of LASIK Surgery

  • 96 Percent Effective
  • No Stiches
  • Noticeable Vision Correction as soon as the Next Day
  • Reduced Need for Glasses or Contacts

LASIK Surgery Procedure and Safety

LASIK eye surgery is described as quick and painless, and for the most part, this is true. Numbing drops are placed into your eyes prior to the procedure, and the eye surgery only takes about 30 minutes. During your surgery, our eye doctor will create a flap in your cornea and fold the flap away from your eye. Then, small amounts of tissue will be removed from the remainder of the cornea, according to your prescription. At the end of the surgery, our eye doctor will fold the flap back over your eye. No stitches are needed because the flap seals immediately against the surgery site.

After your surgery, you will be given drops to help keep your eyes lubricated and to prevent infection while the flap fully heals. Some people noticed a dramatic increase in their vision the day after surgery, but for most people, it will take a few days to notice an improvement. Our eye doctor will also schedule you for a follow-up a few days after the procedure to make sure you are not experiencing any complications.

Risk Factors for LASIK Surgery

It is important to understand that LASIK is a surgery, and all surgeries come with some risks. Complications with LASIK surgery occur in less than 1 percent of patients, and often the complications are easily corrected with antibiotic or lubricating drops. In rare instances, corrective procedures may be needed. Individuals with any of these symptoms should call our eye doctor immediately even is a follow-up appointment is scheduled.

  • Dry Eye That Lasts for More than a few Days
  • Eye Pain
  • Glare or Halo Problems
  • Periodic Blurry Vision
  • Problems with the Flap
  • Reduced Night Vision

To schedule an appointment for a LASIK surgery consultation, call our LASIK hotline at 713-395-1515 or schedule an appointment using our convenient online form.

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Houston

6565 W. Loop S. Suite 650

Bellaire, TX 77401

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

LASIK/ReSTOR: 713-395-1515

LASIK/ReSTOR Fax: 713-357-7278

Pasadena

4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

Medical Fax: 281-977-8877

Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

450 W. Medical Center Blvd., #305

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215

Katy

Kingsland Medical Plaza 777 S. Fry Road Suite 102

Katy, TX 77450

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

The Woodlands/Conroe

690 South Loop 336 West, Suite 205 (The building is 1mile West of I-45, just after Medical Center Blvd)

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276