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Side-effects from LASIK are rare, and most are temporary. Your Kansas City eye doctor at Silverstein Eye Centers will thoroughly review potential side-effects with you during your LASIK consultation. Like any surgical procedure, LASIK comes with some risks, but it also has a high rate of success with minimal instances of complications.

Many patients experience dry eyes and some feel minor discomfort in and around the eyes for a day or two following LASIK surgery. Prescription eye drops will help keep your eyes moist and prevent inflammation; your Kansas City eye doctor may also recommend an over-the-counter painkiller to control lingering discomfort.

Likewise, some patients may experience blurry or hazy vision and sensitivity to light for 24 to 48 hours after undergoing LASIK. A few patients may see halos, glares or “starbursts” around objects as they heal.

While most side-effects resolve themselves during the healing process, you should alert your eye doctor if any persist. The Kansas City eye doctors at Silverstein Eye Centers are available to answer your questions about LASIK, and they will monitor your progress as you recover to ensure that any complications are addressed.

If you live in the Kansas City area and you’re considering LASIK to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, please contact us to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced eye doctors.

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