Myths about Laser Eye Surgery
There are several fallacies, half-truths and myths that surround laser eye surgery (refractive surgery). Some of these might have been true in the past, but are no longer an issue. Others are just plain wrong.
Laser eye surgery is the most studied elective procedure in the world today, with outcomes of over 25,000 treatments analysed and published in peer-reviewed medical literature in the United States and Europe alone.
Even so, there are still many commonly held misconceptions about the treatments, some of which we can hopefully answer in the following sections. Wherever possible we’ve tried to avoid jargon – but sometimes it’s not possible to provide the information without some technical detail!