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Clear up blurry or distorted vision caused by LASIK, PRK, and RK eye surgeryWhen the promise of corrective surgery such as LASIK, PRK, and RK turns into the post-operative peril of blurry or distorted vision, patient anxiety builds quickly. And an inability to correct the problem in turn causes frustration and anger. Fortunately, there is good news on the horizon. In many cases, vision challenges such as dry eyes, halos, glare, starbursts, ghosting, high-order aberrations, loss of contrast, vision fluctuation, blurry vision, double vision, and night vision problems, among others, can be corrected without additional surgery—which itself can worsen symptoms.
How did this happen?While corrective procedures such as LASIK, PRK and RK are often effective and successful, it’s still surgery with inherent risks and no guarantees of success. Among the ways problems can manifest are:
Keratectasia or KeratoconusBulging of the cornea can occur when too much tissue is removed during the LASIK, PRK, or RK procedure. Or, the cornea was too weak and should not have been operated on, as evidenced from corneal topography mapping.
Dry eyes after surgerySurgery can cause a decrease in tear production, which can lead to scratchy eyes and blurry vision. Almost half of all patients experience some degree of temporary Dry Eye Syndrome.
Significant under-correction, over-correction or LASIK, PRK, and RK regressionIf too much or too little corneal tissue is removed, or there is atypical healing, vision outcomes can be compromised. Further, astigmatism can occur if there is uneven tissue removal or eye healing.