Laser surgery – Yes or No?
Laser eye surgery has become a very popular way of removing diopters. There are many advertisements from satisfied patients who have had their dioptre removed by laser, and willingly testify as to its effectiveness. Before you decide to have laser surgery, understand the dnagers of this procedure that are not often talked about, and yet are very common risks.
Laser surgery is the way the laser changes the shape of your cornea, which is not a natural process.
Laser surgery and its most common problems
- The anesthesia can, on occasions, cause an allergy. It leads to inflammatory processes that may damage the cornea.
- Dry eyes – this is one of the most common consequences that result from eye laser surgery. Dry eyes can increase the appearance of redness, pain in the eyes and deteriorated eyesight. The most common side effect gets worse, until drug therapy is needed or the insertion of special plugs into eyes, which prevent fluid runoff.
- Too much or too little corrected vision – it does not always happen that the patient is satisfied with the results of laser vision surgery. Sometimes one laser surgery procedure does not improve the vision to a satisfactory quality and so a second procedure is needed. However, this process can only be carried out after few months (or more, depending on the case), when your eyes have recovered from the previous surgery. In some cases, it can never be repeated, because the cornea has become too thin or gained an abnormal shape after the previous surgery.
- Eye laser surgery will not help prevent far-sightedness due to age (presbyopia). Moreover it often happens that after laser surgery, you will again need glasses when age-related far=sightedness has developed over time.
- Sometimes the results after laser surgery are not permanent as patients begin to lose their sight again after a few years. The higher the diopter has been before the procedure, the greater the chance that the vision will begin to deteriorate. If this does occur then this expensive treatment should be repeated again, all depending upon the state of the cornea after the previous surgery.
- Infection of the cornea can be very unpleasant and painful. It happens due to an ingression of bacteria into the eye during or after laser surgery. Bacteria can easily damage your cornea and make the effort futile and thus the loss of your good vision irreversible.
- A night vision problem is one of the more common complications of laser surgery. It can happen that in a dim light, people who have undergone the surgery see a flashing light, glare, blurred outlines and sparkles.
- You can become blind – very rarely, but it can occur. There are many reasons that might cause the vision loss: broken equipment, doctor’s negligence, infection, large changes in the shape of the cornea during laser surgery.
Is laser surgery inevitable?
There are many risks that cannot only aggravate the current state of your vision, but can also cause a loss of sight resulting from laser surgery. In addition to all of the above, one should mention that eye laser surgery is very expensive and also unreliable (see picture on the right).
Along with many of my patients, I am convinced that it is possible to improve vision in a natural way, by performing the eye exercises from our program. In this way, you are not at any risk because the exercises strengthen and stimulate better harmony of eye muscles, which in turn improves your eyesight naturally without any side effects. Laser eye surgery can cost many thousands of dollars, whilst exercises for your eyes only costs you a little of your time!