Not Happy After LASIK, What To Do?
The LASIK procedure is said to have a fair success rate and most patients are said to be satisfied with the outcomes. However there are many patients who aren’t just satisfied, but in fact develop one or more post LASIK complications.
What to do if you’re not happy with LASIK results?
Well this is a debatable topic and exact plan of actions depends from case to case and the reason of not being satisfied and / or complications developed due to LASIK.
The first step to do once you find yourself unhappy with LASIK results is NOT to panic. Relax, panicking isn’t going to solve anything and might drain your valuable energy that you should be focusing on finding the right solution. You’re not alone and luckily most of the post LASIK complications can be managed effectively.
Consult the Doctor
The ideal way to get an explanation to unexpected results or complications is to consult, question and discuss in detail with the doctor who performed the surgery. If he’s not able to satisfy you and even if he does, consult another eye specialist, or a Post LASIK expert and discuss your case with them. Ideally consult three doctors, which you should have done prior to surgery too in fact.
Revision or enhancement procedures
Depending upon the complication and patient’s specific case, some patients might benefit from revision or enhancement procedure following LASIK. Details of which procedure would be best should be discussed with the specialist. However, a LASIK enhancement is not always the best solution. Further surgery may exacerbate the complications.
Manage Lasik Complications
The complications and side effects caused by LASIK surgery are not only disabling but also irritating. You are not only unable to see properly at night, but also what you see is irritating, glare, blurred and so on. Most of the complications following LASIK surgery are manageable therefore you should consult a specialist to get opinion regarding your case and situation.
Certain management options include:
- Management of dry eyes, this might be the leading issue precipitating other complications too.
- Using glasses or lenses for glare and blurred vision.
Most patients experience complications following the LASIK procedure are temporary and improve over time. They can benefit from supportive management during this recovery phase too. However if the symptoms persist for a longer period of time, and you’re not happy after Lasik, instead of giving up, contact Dr. Irwin Azman, Post LASIK Specialist and get expert opinion specific to your condition.
Dr. Irwin Azman is one of the pioneers of the Post LASIK | PRK | RK patient. With over 25 years of experience in the management and treatment of the Post LASIK patient. Together with his knowledge and experience Dr. Azman is able to prescribe each patient with the proper solution in resolving their Post LASIK complications, including starburst, glare, dry eye, and other LASIK complications.
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