With LASIK vision correction, the surgeon uses a special laser to reshape the eye’s cornea. Doing so can often eliminate the patient’s need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Unfortunately, some patients also experience severe complications of laser eye surgery that can even result in vision loss. Review the most common type of LASIK surgery injuries and learn how these issues occur.
Sometimes, the surgeon removes too much tissue from the cornea during the reshaping process. Doing this can result in nearsightedness when the patient was previously farsighted. While under-correction can often be fixed with a second surgery, overcorrection may be permanent. The patient can sometimes undergo a second surgery to fix overcorrection but usually continues to need corrective lenses.