LASIK May Last Longer Than Previously Thought

Lasik Lasts Longer

Researchers conducted a ten-year study to determine the long-term safety and effectiveness of laser eye surgery. The results were presented in November 2006 at the joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

The study included 200 eyes with myopia or myopic astigmatism. One-hundred of these were corrected with LASIK surgery, the other 100 with PRK. Ten years after the surgery, researchers measured changes in visual distortion, as well as the patients' ability to focus, and found that both procedures had excellent long-term results, with patients, on average, maintaining 20/25 vision.

What this means for you is your chances of long-term vision improvement are high whether you have the LASIK or the PRK procedure.

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