Eye surgery complications highlighted | 20.05.2009
Laser eye surgery complications
are an area that is often ignored by many when having the treatment.
Although people are often warned about the danger of going blind, other problems can occur
Daniel Rayfield, writing for Merinews.com, has highlighted some of the lesser known complication risks that come from the more invasive Lasik surgery.
Contrast sensitivity, or the ability to segregate an object from its background, is one complication which can lead to problems with night vision
Other issues include starbursts, or the seeing of rays of light radiating from the centre of a light source and visionary halos caused by corneal swelling.
Double vision and ghosting can also remain a problem for a long period of time after surgery.
Those that are worried about getting Lasik or laser surgery, should look into other alternatives such as Ortho-k lenses
Worn at night, the lenses help correct to natural vision
during the day, cutting out the need for invasive surgery or the need to wear glasses.
i-GO overnight vision correction lenses
, the latest version of orthokeratology lenses
launched in the UK last year, are a risk free alternative to eye laser surgery.
"A lot of people are interested in having laser vision
correction but are too afraid of the potential risks and so never get past first base" Jennifer Golden, CEO of i-GO Optical, the company which launched them, said.
"i-GO OVC lenses offer a credible alternative to laser surgery and the beauty is that the treatment is totally safe and reversible. Where laser surgery permanently removes corneal tissue to flatten the cornea an OVC/ortho k contact lenses
simply redistribute these cells across the eye, if you stop wearing them the eye returns to its original shape."
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