Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery?

Technically, Laser Eye Surgery carries an exceedingly small risk of blindness – but this is as small as the risk of dying in a plane crash…

While the answer to this question is “yes”, it is important to recognise the extremely small chance of such an event occurring. After all, there is a reason that Laser Eye Surgery is now considered to be one of the safest medical procedures in the world.

The Laser Eye Surgery industry has been in a near-constant state of development and advancement over the last four decades. In fact, it is one of the most innovative sectors in medicine thanks to expert knowledge and the development of state-of-the-art technology.

Despite the unlikelihood of this event, it is important to be aware of all potential risks associated with the procedure. In the short video below, our expert Laser Eye Surgeon Mr Glenn Carp explains the extremely small risk of blindness associated with Laser Eye Surgery.

Unfortunately, there are cases of people experiencing significant vision loss following complications during a Laser Eye Surgery procedure; however, such cases are few and far between. What’s more, as technology develops and our knowledge continues to evolve, such events are becoming ever more unlikely.

Importantly, as Mr Carp explains in the video, situations where a patient loses all of their vision are highly unlikely. For this to occur, a series of mistakes would need to arise in succession and remain undiagnosed and/or ignored. This is almost unheard of – particularly among leading Laser Eye surgeons.

At the best clinics, the most knowledgeable surgeons and clinicians carry out lengthy screening and assessment processes to help prevent any unexpected complications. This is the case at London Vision Clinic, where our expert surgeons are on hand every step of the way to make you feel more comfortable about your treatment.

As a result, in the unlikely event of something going wrong during a procedure, the surgeon is usually able to address and correct the issue immediately. As you can see losing your vision as a result of surgery is very rare indeed.

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