Lasik is so dangerous there are 170+ different complications!

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Ace, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace Guest

    List of LASIK Complications(alphabetical):

    1. Aberrations (corneal distortions)
    2. Acanthamoeba Infection
    3. Accommodative Spasms
    4. Acoustic Shock Waves (suction ring and lasik)
    5. Aniseikonia (difference in image size between the two eyes)

    6. Anisometropia (large difference in refractive error between
    the two eyes)
    7. Anterior Chamber Perforations
    8. Anterior Traction (anterior-posterior contraction)
    9. Aquarium Vision
    10. Arcing
    11. Barotrauma (due to suction ring)
    12. BCVA Loss (may be one or many lines)
    13. Binocular Vision Damage (esotropia, exotropia, exophoria,
    14. Blepharitis (eyelid Inflammation)
    15. Blindness (legal and even total)
    16. Bowman Layer Damage
    17. Bowman Layer Undulations
    18. Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
    19. Canaliculitis (tear duct Inflammation due to punctual plugs
    for dry eyes)
    20. Cataract Formation (earlier than normal)
    21. Central Islands
    22. Central Toxic Keratopathy
    23. Conjunctivitis (pink eye infection)
    24. Contrast Sensitivity Loss
    25. Convergence Insufficiency (exacerbated by elimination of
    26. Collagen Damage
    27. Corneal Abrasions
    28. Corneal Abscess
    29. Corneal Bowing
    30. Corneal Bulging (responsible for regression)
    31. Corneal Damage (including the nerves)
    32. Corneal Dystrophy
    33. Corneal Edema (swelling)
    34. Corneal Erosions
    35. Corneal Granular Deposition
    36. Corneal Iron Deposition
    37. Corneal Irregularities
    38. Corneal Loss (need a transplant)
    39. Corneal Necrosis
    40. Corneal Opaqueness (cloudiness or haziness)
    41. Corneal Perforation
    42. Corneal Scars
    43. Corneal Splitting
    44. Corneal Steepening
    45. Corneal Thinning
    46. Corneal Ulcers
    47. Corneal Unstable
    48. Corneal Vascularization (abnormal blood vessel growth)
    49. Cystoid Macular Edema
    50. Dacryostenosis (blocked tear duct due to punctual plug for
    dry eyes)
    51. Daybursts (starbursts seen during the day)
    52. Daysparkles (sparkles seen during the day)
    53. Decompensated Strabismus
    54. Decentered Ablation (bigger problem with wavefront)
    55. Delusion
    56. Denial (refusal to admit problems)
    57. Depression (profound sadness due to ruined eyes)
    58. Depth Perception (loss of)
    59. Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis (DLK, Sands of Sahara)
    60. Dizziness
    61. Driver's License (loss of)
    62. Dry Eyes
    63. Ectasia
    64. Edema (may involve the cornea and eye)
    65. Endophthalmitis (interior ocular inflammation)
    66. Endothelial Cell Loss
    67. Epithelial Cell Loss
    68. Epithelial Erosion
    69. Epithelial Ingrowth
    70. Epithelial Sloughing
    71. Epithelial Thickening (results in regression)
    72. Eye Strain
    73. Flap Amputation (due to infections or other complications)
    74. Flap Buttonhole
    75. Flap Damage
    76. Flap Decentered
    77. Flap Dislocated
    78. Flap Irregular
    79. Flap Loss (free flap)
    80. Flap Melt
    81. Flap Microbial Pathogenic Infiltration
    82. Flap Never Heals
    83. Flap Striae and Wrinkles (mismatch between flap and stroma)
    84. Flap Subluxation
    85. Flap Thick (increased ectasia risk)
    86. Flap Thin
    87. Flap Unfolding
    88. Fluctuating Vision
    89. Foreign Body Sensation
    90. Foveal Reflex Reduction or Absence
    91. Fungal Keratitis
    92. Ganglion Cell Damage
    93. GASH
    94. Ghosting
    95. Glare
    96. Goblet Cell Damage
    97. Gunk
    98. Haloes
    99. Haze (especially in PRK)
    100. Headache
    101. Hyperopic Shift (very common back when RK was done)
    102. Hypopyon
    103. Hypotony (abnormally low ocular pressure)
    104. Incomplete Cut (may result in irregular astigmatism)
    105. Increased Intraocular Pressure (may led to glaucoma)
    106. Induced Astigmatism (regular and irregular)
    107. Induced High Order Aberrations
    108. Infectious Keratitis (and other infections)
    109. Inflammation (all kinds of)
    110. Interface Debris
    111. Interface Fluid
    112. Interface Keratitis (infectious and non-infectious, early and
    late onset)
    113. Irregular Astigmatism (may be induced)
    114. Irregular Wound Healing
    115. Irritated Eyes
    116. Junk Under Flap
    117. Juxtafoveal Whitish Patches
    118. Keratocyte Cell Damage
    119. Macular Holes
    120. Macular Pucker
    121. Metamorphopsia (wavy distorted vision)
    122. Microperforations
    123. Monocular Diplopia (double vision in one eye)
    124. Muscle Spasms
    125. Near Vision Loss (exacerbated by presbyopia)
    126. Nerve Fiber Thinning
    127. Night Vision Loss
    128. Nocturnal glare
    129. Oblate Cornea (unnatural shape)
    130. Ocular Decompression (sudden and damaging)
    131. Optic Nerve Fiber Damage
    132. Optic Nerve Infarction
    133. Optic Nerve Neuropathy
    134. Optic Nerve Subclinical Ischemic Damage
    135. Overcorrection
    136. Pain (may be persistent)
    137. Palebral fissures (expanding induced)
    138. Parafoveal Whitish Patches
    139. Photophobia (undesirable visual sensations produced by bright
    140. Posterior Vitrous Gel Liquification
    141. Progressive Hyperopia (very common back when RK was done)
    142. Psychological Problems (induced or exacerbated)
    143. Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
    144. Quality of Life (loss of)
    145. Reading Problems (exacerbated by presbyopia)
    146. Recurrent Erosion
    147. Redness of Eyes
    148. Regression (both naturally occurring and induced via hypoxia)

    149. Retinal Blood Barrier Impairment
    150. Retinal Breaks And Holes
    151. Retinal Circulation Disruption
    152. Retinal Detachment
    153. Retinal Hemorrhage (bleeding)
    154. Retinal Ischemia
    155. Retinal Mechanical Stress
    156. Retinal Phlebitis
    157. Retinal Venous Elevated Pressure
    158. Scarring
    159. Starbursts
    160. Steroid Induced Glaucoma
    161. Sty Formation
    162. Trigeminal Neuralgia
    163. Triple Vision
    164. Ultraviolent Damage (cause for cataracts)
    165. Undercorrection (sometimes done by choice for presbyopes)
    166. Undersized Optical Zone (results in ruined night vision)
    167. Uneven Pupil Sizes
    168. Visual Field Defects
    169. Vitreous Detachment (many floaters)
    170. Wooziness

    *Note* list may be incomplete! New complications are being discovered!

    Future Long Term Induced Difficulties and Complications:

    1. Difficulty Detecting Glaucoma Onset
    2. Flap Can Dislodge Anytime (it never heals)
    3. Increased Susceptibility To Ocular Trauma (nonhealing flap,
    weaker eye)
    4. Induced Contact Lens Intolerance (stuck with glasses if they
    even help)
    5. IOL Calculation Difficulties (because of abnormal cornea)
    6. Late Onset Haze
    7. Long Term Permanent Dry Eyes (corneal nerve damage)
    8. Pathological Ocular Changes (damage)
    9. Possible Ectasia (because of thinned cornea)
    10. Regression
    11. Unstable Fluctuating Vision
    Ace, Nov 1, 2006
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  2. Ace

    Bassslapper Guest

    You forgot #171, which is having to listen to perpetual doom & gloom
    from naysayers that seem to have personal relatiosnhips with every
    individual that had failed Lasik and who have no credentials,
    education, nor training to support their postings beyond gathering
    information from trolling on the internet.

    Most of these complications can occur in people that never had Lasik
    either, regardless of their visual status. I would personally like to
    see the correlation between Lasik and the onset of Trigeminal
    Neuraligia. Funny how I have never heard of any relationship between
    the 2 yet TN is something I deal with routinely in my practice. How
    about posting some of the literature on that, and I don't mean some
    flippant passing in a list.

    Ace, you need to direct your energies into something more positive. The
    way you pound anti-Lasik has pretty much eliminated all validity to
    your opinion on this and other forums.
    Bassslapper, Nov 1, 2006
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    Fidelis K Guest

    Yeah, there are 500,000+ complications of living (getting hit by a car,
    being killed by a falling tree, etc).
    Fidelis K, Nov 1, 2006
  4. Ace

    Jan Guest

    Ace schreef:

    You don't even have the knowledge to grasp what you copy and paste.

    Narcissistic behavior Ace, that's what it shows.

    As always, give mom and dad a kiss and go to bed, remember hands above
    the sheets to avoid getting more shortsighted as you are already

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
    Jan, Nov 1, 2006
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