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Femto Lasik Risks

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At The Eye Foundation, we believe in providing our patients with comprehensive information about their vision correction options, including potential risks and complications. While Femto LASIK is a highly successful procedure with a remarkable safety record, it is essential to understand the potential risks involved before making a decision.

Understanding the Spectrum of Risks

Like any surgical procedure, Femto LASIK carries a small degree of risk. These risks are typically categorized as short-term or long-term.

Short-Term Risks:


  • Dry Eyes: Temporary dryness is common after Femto LASIK, usually subsiding within a few months.
  • Discomfort and Sensitivity: Mild discomfort, itching, and sensitivity to light are common in the initial healing phase.
  • Vision Fluctuations: Temporary vision fluctuations, such as halos and glare, may occur during the healing process.

Long-Term Risks:


  • Undercorrection or Overcorrection: In rare cases, the laser may not fully correct the refractive error, requiring additional treatment.
  • Dry Eyes: Some patients may experience persistent dry eyes, requiring ongoing artificial tear supplementation.
  • Vision Problems: Rare complications such as corneal ectasia, infection, or retinal detachment may occur, potentially affecting vision.

Minimizing the Risks

The risk of complications associated with Femto LASIK is significantly lower than with traditional LASIK. Additionally, several factors can further minimize the risk of adverse outcomes:

  • Thorough Preoperative Evaluation: A comprehensive eye exam is crucial to identify any conditions that may increase the risk of complications.
  • Experienced Surgeon: Choosing a highly skilled and experienced surgeon is essential for a safe and successful procedure.
  • Adherence to Postoperative Instructions: Carefully following the surgeon's instructions regarding eye drops, eye protection, and activity restrictions is crucial for optimal healing.

Open Dialogue with Your Eye Surgeon

At The Eye Foundation, we encourage open and honest communication with our patients throughout the Femto LASIK process. Our eye surgeons will discuss the potential risks and benefits in detail, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the procedure before making a decision.

Embrace Clear Vision with Confidence

While the risks associated with Femto LASIK are minimal, it is essential to weigh the potential benefits against the risks in consultation with your eye surgeon. With careful consideration and open communication, you can confidently embark on your journey towards clear vision.

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