has been studying corneal healing for more than a century. Since
1987, more than 1,000,000 laser vision procedures have been performed.
From all of the data available to date, there have been no significant
Although Excimer Laser Correction is considered to be very safe,
there are still some side effects associated with excimer laser
treatment. These will be explained fully by your physician and
a list is included in your post-procedure kit.
There is a very slight risk of infection during the first two
to three days after the procedure. As part of your treatment,
you will receive antibiotic drops before and after your session.
We recommend that you avoid activities that may expose you to
infection for the first week, such as gardening or swimming.
A detailed list of prohibited activities will be included in
your post-procedure kit.
Although very rare, corneal scarring can occur from a severe
eye infection. This side effect can usually be corrected in a
The most common problem at night is glare around lights. This
is usually noticed in the first few months after treatment and
improves in almost all patients.
You may experience some overcorrection during the healing process.
Again, this is a normal part of your eye's healing. You'll find
that your vision will stabilize within one to three months, depending
on your initial level of myopia. In rare cases the overcorrection
may persist; after a six month period, a follow-up procedure
can be performed to remedy this problem.
Ten years of investigative trials with Excimer Laser Correction
have demonstrated that vision almost always remains stable. Some
individuals may experience a degree of regression or undercorrection,
although this is usually minimal. It can be corrected with an
additional procedure. The overwhelming majority of individuals
require only one procedure.
Vision in Dim Light
A small percentage of patients experience a minimal loss of vision
sharpness in dimmer light. Usually, these are patients with high
levels of myopia. Most patients find that this improves within
three to six months.
As with any surgical procedure, results may vary from patient
to patient. However, based on the results of thousands of cases,
we can predict an excellent outcome for the vast majority of
Excimer Laser Correction treatments.