Is this a “no-risk” procedure?
No surgical procedure is without risk. We take risk every day when we get out of bed, walk across a street, drive a car, or fly in an airplane. We consider these “acceptable” risks and a part of modern life. There are certain risks involved in taking any action (such as having LASIK) and there are risks involved in not taking action. For example, there is a small risk of blindness associated with use of soft contact lenses (due to amebic corneal infection in perhaps 1 per million contact lens wearers), and risk of serious eye injury if glasses are worn and facial trauma occurs. This latter risk is also in the range of the “one in a million”.