What are the LASIK risks?

IN THIS VIDEO, DR BENNETT CHOTINER ANSWERS THE QUESTION, “WHAT ARE THE LASIK RISKS?”

Modern LASIK eye surgery is extremely safe and effective. There are rarely any LASIK complications.

The LASIK procedure is so safe and effective that it’s routinely performed on jet fighter pilots and even astronauts.

There occasionally may be under corrections or overcorrections, which we can easily address with retreatments.

For instance, we can reshape the cornea to assist with blurred vision, loss of vision, double vision, and other vision problems.

At Memorial Eye Institute, our retreatment rate is less than 1%. Most patients do quite well with just the initial procedure.

Occasionally there may be some mild inflammation side effects, but excessive inflammation is rare. Serious infections are also rare.

Some older individuals may experience some dry eye issues in and around the eye center, which we can treat successfully.

Corneal flap disruption and wrinkling are rare as long as LASIK patients follow the post-operative protocols provided by their eye doctor.

Now you know how rare LASIK complications are, find out if you’re a good candidate for eye treatment and laser vision correction by booking your free appointment.

You can use our online scheduler or call us on (717) 657-2020. If you’re really serious about clear vision and reducing or eliminating your dependence on corrective eyewear, then this is the ideal next step.

Not only will it give you the certainty you need regarding the best treatment for you, but it’s also free.

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY, LASIK SURGERY

Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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M.D., F.A.C.S.

GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY, LASIK SURGERY

Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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