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Can I go blind?

This is probably the most common question i get from people considering lasik. I tell everybody that anything could happen including having a heart attack and dying!.....I know this sounds drastic but in reality death and blindness are probably as likely as being hit by a truck crossing the street.

I would not refrain from considering the procedure because am concerned about blindness. Lasik is not without risks but we take risks on a daily basis. Consider contact lenses.They also have a significant risk of infection, damage to the eye etc.Yet, many of us will take the risk of contact lenses for the convenience they provide.

In general, lasik is a very safe fda-approved procedure for the good candidate. It is not for everybody.

The key is to ensure that you are a good candidate.

 

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