January 11th, 2010

For Some, Lasik Brings More Problems Than Solutions

By Kelley Luckstein

To date, more than 17 million people worldwide have had Lasik eye surgery in hopes of relegating glasses and contacts to the waste bin. And each year, an estimated 700,000 Americans opt for the procedure, which uses a laser to vaporize portions of the cornea and reshape it to improve vision…

 

Dr. Sanjay Patel, a researcher and specialist in corneal surgery and transplantation at the Mayo Clinic, says he tells his patients they will likely experience dry eyes, halos and glare immediately after surgery. But for the vast majority of patients, these problems will disappear within one month.

 

NPR, Morning Edition with Patti Neighmond, 1/11/2010

Tags: Laski, Ophthalmology

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