What Are The Long-Term Results Of Laser Eye Surgery?

The effects of Laser Eye Surgery are permanent and our scientific data shows that the procedure is still in place after ten years or more. However eyes, like organs, do change over time. If someone has very blurry vision and we make it really sharp, it could be that this changes slightly over a long period of time. Most of the time this change is so slight that it is hardly noticeable. If it is noticeable it is very easy to adjust the change. So effectively, with maintenance you can keep out of glasses for the rest of their lives.

Long Term Laser Eye Surgery Results Explained Further…

In regards to distance correction, it is necessary to mention that there are no published very long-term outcomes of Laser Eye Surgery. However, corneal flaps have been created in the cornea for approximately over 50 years (in procedures such as keratomileusis as described and performed by Barraquer since the 1950′s), the excimer laser has been used for almost 20 years in the cornea and there have been approximately 17 million procedures performed to date worldwide.

Professor Reinstein was one of the key contributors to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidance Document on LASIK, which determined that the procedure was safe and effective, and that there were no serious concerns about the long-term safety of the procedure if performed with the latest technology and techniques.


Professor Dan Reinstein talks about the results of laser eye surgery in the long term and the changes that may occur over time.

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