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The Risks of LASIK Surgery

Like any type of surgery, laser eye surgery has its risks. The purpose of the LASIK procedure is to eliminate a patient’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses by altering the shape of the cornea, improving the vision. Despite the popularity of this procedure, complications do occur in one to five percent of cases. While some of these complications are inherent risks of LASIK, others may be caused by medical negligence.

Like any procedure, you must first consider the risks of getting LASIK surgery. However, you do not have to suffer from medical malpractice. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a surgical error, contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 today to schedule a free consultation.

Surgery Complications

LASIK surgery can cause a variety of negative consequences. While many complications include relatively minor problems such as dry eyes or other moderate eye conditions, there have been several known cases of permanent blindness. Other common complications include:

  • Infections that can scar the cornea, causing vision loss
  • Warped corneas resulting in astigmatisms and blurred vision
  • Over/under correction that does not fully fix the problem, requiring the patient to continue wearing glasses or corrective lenses

Although LASIK has become safer than it was originally, there are still a number of complications that may arise, especially if the surgeon is careless or incompetent. This can result in permanent vision problems.

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Surgical errors are preventable, yet they still affect thousands of victims every year. If you or a loved one has suffered from LASIK surgery complications, you do not have to wait to talk to an experienced lawyer. Contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 today to discuss your legal options.