What are the risks?

There are risks with refractive surgical procedures. However, the chance of having a vision reducing complication has been documented in a number of clinical studies to be very minimal. Remember, millions of people have had excellent results from refractive surgery.

Some potential complications include conditions such as dryness, complications in making the surgical flap, night glare, under or over-correction, infection, inflammmation, and loss of best-corrected vision. At the Laser Center of Coral Gables, these and other risks of the surgery are discussed fully with the patient prior to the procedure. Proper preoperative screening ensures that we proceed with the procedure only when it is medically advisable. As well, diligent post-operative care helps to identify and address any potential healing complications. Perhaps the best way to help prevent surgical complications is to choose a surgeon who is experienced and respected in the community. This is one of the advantages of choosing our center.

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