What Are The Chances Of Complications In Laser Eye Surgery?

One of the most common questions we get asked by patients considering Laser Eye Surgery is what the chances are of having complications.

Of course, the precise chance of having a complication post surgery is different for everyone – it depends on you and your eyes, and should be discussed thoroughly with you by an optometrist and by your surgeon, at any good Laser Eye Surgery clinic. However, overall the chances of something going wrong are extremely slim – here are the typical complication rates:

In the hands of an expert laser eye surgeon (such as those at London Vision Clinic) using today’s advanced technology, the chance of something going noticeably wrong is around 1 in 1000.

The chance of such a surgeon being faced with a situation where they could not satisfactorily correct the problem is closer to 1 in 30,000.

Technically there is an exceedingly small risk of blindness with laser eye surgery but it is lower than the risk of wearing monthly contact lenses for one year, so a risk that everyone seems to accept as perfectly reasonable

If, during your Laser Eye Surgery consultation, we discovered risk factors that could increase your chances of having complications, we would discuss this with you in detail prior to treatment so you could make an informed decision.

Although minimally invasive, Laser Eye Surgery is still a surgical procedure, and as a result inherently carries some risk. At London Vision Clinic we have some of the top ophthalmic surgeons in the world, and we do everything possible to mitigate these risks.

Read more about Laser Eye Surgery risks here.

To find out if you are suitable for treatment, and what your likely chances of complications are, give us a call on 020 7224 1005 and book a consultation.