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LASIK surgery, and similar procedures, are a refractive state "correction" done on the surface of the cornea. A laser is used to cut open the surface layer of the eye, and then parts of the cornea are removed to change it's shape. These changes are irreversible. LASIK does NOT reduce your risks of eye diseases associated with Myopia, you still have long eyeballs and the associated issues with fluid pressure in your eye. LASIK does NOT resolve the cause of myopia and therefore does not ensure you will not need correction again in the future. LASIK does increase your risk of getting cataracts, which requires lens replacement surgery, which has its own elevated risk factors (such as Retinal Detachment). As well as carrying risk of other complications that vary in severity and are also irreversible..


Although many people getting the surgery are happy with it, there are some serious long term complications. Talk to your optometrist if you have complications from LASIK such as dry eye, halos and /or floaters. Unfortunately, LASIK complications are irreversible. Risk of infection is also a consideration. In rare cases, LASIK complications have led to severe depression and suicide.

I already had LASIK

LASIK does not stop myopia progression. If you have had LASIK surgery you can use EndMyopia methods to stop progression or try to reverse your progression back to your post-surgical state.