How Successful Is the LASIK Procedure?
By David Gross on May 29, 2013
Through 2012, nearly 18 million LASIK procedures had been performed in the United States alone. Among the millions of patients who underwent the surgery, more than 95 percent reported satisfaction with their outcomes. This statistic alone would suggest that LASIK is one of the most successful surgeries in the history of medicine.
However, LASIK has only become safer and more effective since its inception, leading to even higher rates of success and satisfaction. At Dr. Christopher Deen and Dr. David Gross’ Merrillville vision center, the doctors carefully screen patients to ensure that they are suitable candidates for LASIK surgery. Proper and thorough screening, combined with the skill and experience of eye surgeons and the advanced technology featured at Deen-Gross Eye Centers, helps to raise success rates in performing LASIK to among the highest in the country.
When patients visit Deen-Gross Eye Centers in Merrillville, LASIK success rates will be discussed in detail. Dr. Deen and Dr. Gross will also perform a thorough exam of the eyes, discuss the patient’s medical and ocular health history, and help patients to establish realistic expectations of the procedure. To schedule an initial LASIK consultation, please contact Deen-Gross Eye Centers today.
20/20 Vision or Better Is a Very Real Possibility
The majority of patients nationwide, as well as those at Dr. Deen and Dr. Gross’ Merrillville LASIK practice, achieve 20/20 vision or better, without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. The vast majority achieve at least 20/40 vision, which allows patients to perform most daily tasks without visual aids. While there is no way to guarantee perfect vision after LASIK surgery, the odds of an optimal outcome are very good for the right candidate.
Candidacy for LASIK Surgery
The success of LASIK surgery is highly dependent on how good a candidate a patient is for the procedure. In order to be a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery, patients:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have had a stable prescription for at least a year
- Cannot have had an eye infection within the last year
- Must not have any corneal scarring
- Should not be pregnant or nursing
- Should not have dry eye syndrome
- Must have a cornea that is neither too thick nor too thin
- Must not have an autoimmune disorder
At their Merrillville vision center, Dr. Deen and Dr. Gross will evaluate a patient’s candidacy in order to ensure the best possible outcome in his or her case. Their ultimate goal is to provide patients with the most exceptional results they can, and hopefully allow patients to bid farewell to their glasses and contact lenses for good.
Learn More about LASIK Success Rates
The best patient is an educated patient. At Deen-Gross Eye Centers, Dr. Deen and Dr. Gross take the time to make sure that patients understand how LASIK works and whether it is the best treatment in their cases. They also inform them of their options and help them to make the most educated choices possible regarding their treatment. Knowing the success rates of LASIK and the other procedures Dr. Deen and Dr. Gross perform is just one part of the formula.
For further information about LASIK success rates, Dr. Deen and Dr. Gross encourage patients to call, email, or visit their Merrillville eye care practice today.
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"After wearing glasses my entire life, Dr. Gross corrected my eyesight to better than 20/20 vision."Richard B - St. John, IN