Is LASIK Surgery Safe?
The FDA approved this procedure and it has been performed since the 1990’s. During LASIK, a flap is created in the cornea so that a computer-controlled excimer laser can vaporize a portion of the stroma. The stroma is located in the middle of the cornea. Once the flap is closed again, the curvature of the cornea is corrected, which improves vision.
A study conducted in 2008 by Spanish researchers on dozens of LASIK patients showed good long-term results. The study followed patients for ten years and indicated good long term vision on the majority of patients.