Lets face the facts, any form of surgery is going to have risks. Not having surgery can have risks as well. Not being able to see well whether you are driving, walking down the street, or operating equipment at work can pose some serious risks if you can’t see well.
The chances of developing complications from LASIK eye surgery are very low. Some patients experience dry eyes due to the temporary decrease in tear production. Others experience difficulty in seeing in dim light, at night or in rain, snow, or fog. Occasionally, post-operative patients see halos, glare, star bursts, have double vision or light sensitivity. Swelling, inflammation, infection, and/or eye pain can occur. In very rare instances, patients experienced a temporary band of light in their peripheral vision. Severe complications, including significant vision loss, have been reported but are extremely rare.