When performed by a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon preferably with special additional training in Cornea like Dr. Robbins using state of the art equipment, LASIK treatments are extremely safe. Like any surgical procedure, the risk for complications is real. Not only is important to do everything possible to avoid complications, but the surgeon must recognize that a complication exists and what steps to take to remedy the situation.
Much of what is done to avoid complications starts long before the actual surgical procedure. At Robbins Eye we employ very sophisticated testing to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK. This includes a Pentacam which maps not only the front surface of the cornea but the inner back curve as well. Dry eye testing is performed utilizing some of the latest dry eye diagnostic equipment not generally available.