• 01 May

    Are there risks with refractive surgery?

    There are risks with any surgical procedure. The odds of encountering risks are small (less than 1%). Most adverse events are reversible with good visual results. Serious irreversible sight-threatening complications while possible are very rare. In contrast, the odds of a sight-threatening corneal infection eventually occurring in a contact lens wearer (particularly if the contact lenses are not removed at bedtime) are significantly greater.