Saturday, October 31, 2009

FDA And Others To Study Lasik Problems

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is a common and r...Image via Wikipedia

After having a conversation about Lasik complications with a co-worker, I thought I'd share this article with you, from the LA Times, Three federal agencies to assess potential Lasik problems.

As much as I'd like to get Lasik corrected vision, I'm very reticent to do so. My co-worker has looked into this matter for herself, and she tells me that the 2% complication rate is the best possible scenario. This low rate in part is due to: the usage of the best equipment, and the procedure being performed at the hands of a well-trained practitioner who's completed many thousands of procedures.

As for me, even a 2% complication rate is too much risk for me. How about you?

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1 comment:

rachel said...

The eye you show in your post looks bad but is not a serious condition. It has some subconjunctival blood which can occur with the older style lasik treatments. We do not have this any longer but it is of no serious consequence.

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