Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Get LASIK Eye Surgery

Though they come with promises like better visual ability replacing glasses and contacts permanently, LASIK is the riskiest thing you can consider for yourself. There are many complications and affects that the surgeons keep you in dark about. LASIK is not a cure but a business and it comes with a fair trade of marketing and selling lies. Here we have Top 10 reasons why you should avoid the surgery so that you have a better life ahead of you in the future.

10. Rate of Healing

The claims that the LASIK surgeons now make regarding all the complications that occur later and various reported protests against the surgery are related with the healing of the patient. Not everyone is suitable for the surgery and their healing ratio might not support their vision resulting in permanent damage or cornea and loss of eyesight latter the process. Those with diabeties or other medical conditions are advised to report their state before undergoing the surgery as it is the determining factor for the benefit or perhaps suffering you will experience after LASIK in future.

9. Irreversible

There are limited options for anyone suffering from complications after LASIK. If gone bad then LASIK patients have to eventually give up on hard contacts and struggle with impaired vision for rest of their lives. It might turn out to be more than what you bargained for.

8. Alternatives exist

There is no rational excuse for risking vision loss in the process of LASIK surgery, especially when there are alternatives to it. Many leading surgeons have abandoned LASIK for surface treatmesnt like PRK which do no involve cutting corneal flap. Why risk permanent vision impairment when there are bunch of safer alternaives such as contact lenses and glasses.

7. Not a Permanent solution for all

Despite its hype, LASIK has been found out to be only a temporary solution with high risks. Research shows that patients after the age of 40 will have to resort back to glasses as the effects of LASIK starts to diminish. Sometimes sooner than later. Despite the claims LASIK seems to be not worth it in regard to the complications it comes with.

6. Unknown Complications

LASIK clinics tend to hide the complications and rather present them as symtoms. Remeber that LASIK is not a treatment but a business. FDA allows laser manufacturers to hide the complications from their patients and state dry eyes and night vision impairments as “symptoms”.

5. Serious aftermath of LASIK

The LASIK flap creates a permanent portal in the cornea for micro-organisms to penetrate inside creating lifelong sight-threatening corneal infection. It may be weeks, months or years before you experience the complications of LASIK even though it might have seemed flawless. There are numerous reports of LASIK complications such as corneal haze, flap dislocation, epithelial ingrowth and retinal detachment.

4. Dry  Eye

After the flap is cut, corneal nerves that are responsinle for tear production are severed which necer return to normal densities. Thus eye is the most common complication of all. The FDA website warns that the induced dry eye may be permanent and more than 20 percent of patients in FDA clinical trials experience worse dry eyes at the six months time after the surgery. Is the most common of the complications.

3. Bilateral Simultaneous LASIK

Another fault on the part of the surgeons is that the patients are not informed nor given the option to have LASIK on one eye at a time. In a survey of 2003, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) members, 91 percent of surgeons did not ever offer this choice to the patients. Having LASIK on both eyes simultaneous is a lot riskier than having it on one eye at a time with the possibility of loss of vision in both eyes.

2. Loss in Visual Quality

Your eyes are never the same despite the boasts that you might hear favoring LASIK. Patients have more difficulty seeing the detail in dim light due to the lost of contrast sensitivity with and increase in visual distortion at night experiencing multipe images, starbursts and halos. Patients with large pupils may suffer from debilitating visual symtoms at night.

1. Ectasia / Kreatectasia

After the flaps are surgically lifted  or accidentally dislodged, patients have to live with it their whole lives. Specially those involved in contact sports are unsuitable candidate for the surgery.  The process weakens the cornea permanently thinning it and severing the collagen bands that provide cornea form and strength. The cornea starts to bulge forward due to normal intraocular pressure, which is a feared condition know and keratectasia and corneal failure leaving no option but corneal transplant.

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