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LASIK surgery safe for patients

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LASIK eye surgery to correct a person’s vision is safe for patients with little negative effect, research shows.

The procedure has been in use since the mid-1990s, but lingering questions as to the long-term effects still come to mind for past and potential patients.

But LASIK recipients can rest easy: Studies have shown that the surgeries have little negative effect and in fact, are now safer and more beneficial than ever.

“We still have lots of people we started on 18 to 19 years ago who are perfect. It’s still a very good procedure with long-term results,” Marc Werner, an ophthalmologist at the Stahl Eye Center in New York City, told FoxNews.com.

In a 2008 retrospective study of LASIK procedures, Spanish researchers followed up with 70 patients for 10 years and found that, overall, participants had healthy corneas and that their vision remained accurate.

“The question is: Has the technology improved over the last 18 years? Absolutely. It’s a safer procedure with better results,” Werner said.

LASIK, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure that utilizes a laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea to correct vision. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are both caused by distortions in the cornea.

In the mid-1990s, surgeons used a surgical blade for the operation. But now, the majority of ophthalmic surgeons use laser
In addition to improvements in the procedure, the preoperative testing process has become more thorough, with screening tests monitoring multiple elements of the cornea to ensure LASIK is proper for the patient.

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