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Potential Problems That Can Occur After LASIK Surgery

If you are considering having LASIK surgery, you’re not alone; nearly one-million Americans undergo the vision-correction procedure each year. Although many patients have excellent results, some come out with vision that is worse than before the procedure. Boise is home to a few facilities that perform LASIK surgery, such as Hollingshead Eye Center and Artisan Optics. Unfortunately, not every procedure goes as planned, and patients can experience a variety of different problems.

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Potential problems that could occur after your LASIK surgery include:

  • Permanent weakening of the cornea. This can lead to ecstacia—corneal thinning or bulging—weeks, months, or even years after the surgery. Ecstacia can eventually lead to vision loss.
  • A persistent decrease in keratocyte, or corneal cells. Doctors are not completely sure how this affects the long-term viability of the cornea.
  • Star bursts around objects when patients try to focus on them.
  • Dry eye disease. This is a potential side effect if the corneal nerves that stimulate tear production are severed or destroyed.
  • Double vision.

If you believe you are suffering from any of these conditions, visit your doctor immediately. The sooner you receive medical attention, the better your chances are of improvement. However, not all LASIK errors are reversible.

Some controversy exists about whether LASIK problems are caused by the doctors or the patients. If you are experiencing problems after your refractive surgery, contact the attorneys of the Morton Law Offices by contacting us directly or filling out our online form. Our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team wants to help you and will do what they can to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you know someone who is experiencing problems from LASIK surgery, we encourage you to share this information with him or her.


Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer