Laser eye surgery complications are very rare. The surgery itself is a very straightforward procedure which has helped millions of people around the world to enjoy better vision. At Optegra we do everything we can to keep the risks of laser eye surgery to a minimum.
Success rates from laser eye surgery are incredibly high. In rare cases, only around 2-3% of patients will require a follow-up procedure shortly after the first to achieve maximum vision improvement.
Optegra’s consultants and surgeons will be in touch with you regularly after the procedure to ensure the treatment has achieved the expected results. The success rate for follow-up procedures is also extremely high. Overall, it is important to remember that complications associated with laser eye surgery are very rare.
Laser eye surgery is one of the most commonly performed elective surgical procedures in the world. The complication rate is extremely low, and in the event that problems do occur, they can be addressed by further treatment.
We provide comprehensive aftercare, so if you do experience any side effects of laser eye surgery, your surgeon will be on hand to track your progress and advise on whether you need any further treatment.
Laser eye surgery comes with very few complications and side effects. Many of the side effects are those you would expect to experience after minor surgery on your eyes, such as:
- blurred vision
- halos in vision
- gritty or irritated eyes
These all usually clear up in a matter of days, depending on the type of laser eye surgery performed.
A Sense of Trust
I was at first apprehensive. When I went to Optegra there was that sense of trust from the first visitPaula
Professional Opera Singer
Millions of laser eye surgery procedures have been carried out worldwide and, to date, not one of these has resulted in blindness. Laser eye surgery only affects the surface of the eye with a laser that can’t cause any unnecessary damage or make you go blind.
Complications from laser eye surgery are not at all common. Risks from the procedure are very low overall, with less than 4% of patients experiencing any kind of complication. We minimise the chances of any risk occurring right from the very first consultation where one of our professionals will first ascertain the best procedure for you. From this point onwards, we will advise at every stage to ensure any possible risks are as unlikely as possible.
Laser eye surgery is safe long term. The only permanent outcome consistently reported from laser eye surgery is improved vision. In terms of some health benchmarks, such as chances of eye infection, contact lenses have been shown to be far more likely to cause this than laser eye surgery.
Laser eye surgery comes with very little risk, so improved vision gained from the procedure far outweighs any potential complications. Although complications can occur in very rare cases, these are often very minor. Our team are on-hand to advise at every stage of treatment to minimise problems or complications following laser eye surgery and ensure any issues that arise are dealt with immediately.
Download a free infopack
Not ready for a consultation? Learn more about our range of treatments, doctors and hospitals.Information pack
Free Virtual Consultation
Book your virtual consultation with UK's top rated vision correction clinicBook Now
Call us free
We'll answer any questions you may have about treatment.
Lines open Mon-Thu: 8am-7pm, Fri: 8am – 6pm